Cinderella (The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series) by Judy Sierra

By Judy Sierra

The tales of a Cinderella personality cross some distance past the commonly used stories of Perrault and Grimm. writer Judy Sierra offers 24 types that characterize a wide diversity of cultures and geographical components, kinds, with diversifications at the topic of the persecuted heroine (or sometimes hero) who emerges positive, whatever the situations. each one model is observed by way of a quick introductory paragraph that summarizes the plot and discusses the cultural heritage of the story.

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We have great news," said they. "We saw a wonderful, grand lady at the churchdoor. The like of the robes she had we have never seen on a woman before.

But when they were gone she offed with the cap o' rushes and cleaned herself, and went to the dance. And no one there was so finely dressed as she. Well, who should be there but her master's son, and what should he do but fall in love with her the minute he set eyes on her. He wouldn't dance with anyone else. But before the dance was done Cap o' Rushes slipped off, and away she went home. And when the other maids came back she was pretending to be asleep with her cap o' rushes on. " says she. "Why, the beautifullest lady you ever did see, dressed right gay.

I'll give you," said the henwife, "a finer dress than either of them has ever seen. " Then the henwife put on the cloak of darkness, clipped a piece from the old clothes the young woman had on, and asked for the whitest robes in the world and the most beautiful that could be found, and a pair of green shoes. That moment she had the robe and the shoes, and she brought them to Trembling, who put them on. When Trembling was dressed and ready, the henwife said, "I have a honey-bird here to sit on your right shoulder, and a honey-finger to put on your left.

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