Cinderella A Grimm's Fairy Tale by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
  

Synopsis

Cinderella A Grimm's Fairy Tale by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

When her widowed father remarries, beautiful Cinderella is left to cook and clean for her cruel stepmother and jealous stepsisters. On the day of the King's dance, Cinderella weeps when she is left behind. Hearing her sobs, her friends the birds bring her a glittering gown and silk slippers so she too can go to the dance. Will Cinderella be recognised? And will the Prince find his true bride? This beautifully imagined adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale is brought to life with Ulrike Haseloff's soft, colourful illustrations. Several pages have been finished with soft sparkles giving the book a magical feel.

Reviews

'Ulrike Haseloff's soft illustration style perfectly complements this traditional tale, and Cinderella's beautiful ball gown has been given some added sparkle with golden glitter ... This book should provide lots of food for thought and discussion in the classroom where children will be interested to see how the story has been adapted over the years.'

'The pictures, even to the ship-in-full-sail hairdo on one stepsister, are based on 18th-century patterns and styles, and Cinderella's dress has a satisfying quantity of gold floral glitter. This Germanic Cinderella is simple, direct and rather sweet.'

'The hats Cinderella's sisters wear to the ball could have been worthy of Kate Middleton's wedding. And on two picture of Cinderella's ballgown, golden sparkly bits appear -- literary an interesting touch!'

About the Author

The German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children's and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which became known as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The collection included what are now some of the world's most famous stories, including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. Wilhelm married in 1825, but Jacob never wed and for most of his life lived in his brother's home. The brothers also began a German historical dictionary, the enormous Deutsches Worterbuch, which ran to 16 volumes when it was finally completed by others in 1954.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
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Publisher

Floris Books
www.florisbooks.co.uk

Publication date

21st January 2013

ISBN

9780863159480


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