The characters, plot, and setting for all four of the Cinderella stories discussed (Adelita, Cinderella, The Egyptian Cinderella and Yeh-Shen).
Each Cinderella story originated from a different geographical location on the map.
How to bullet and properly label each of the four geographical locations (North America, Lower Northern America, Asia, and Africa) on a map.
- Each Cinderella story is unique in its own way.
- How to work in a group setting and voice my own opinions while respecting the opinions of others.
- Our very own classroom is also multicultural- we each have our own Cinderella stories!
Picture Books and Full-Length Versions
Here is a list of MANY other different Cinderella versions. Take a look at just how many versions are available for us to read and explore! I hope you have learned that it is important to embrace all cultures and ethnicities, especially in our own stories and classroom! I am glad that you got the chance to read different types of the same stories so you can see the uniqueness of each particular story! If you would like to check the following stories out of our classroom library or school library to learn about even MORE Cinderella variations, let me know and I will get you a copy to read!
Abadeha, the Philippine Cinderella, by Myrna J. de la Paz. Los Angeles: Pazific Queen, 1991
Ashpet: an Appalachian Tale, retold by Joanne Compton, illustrated by Kenn Compton. Holiday House, 1994.
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, as told by Marianna Mayer, illustrated by K. Y. Craft. Morrow Junior Books, 1994. (Russian)
Billy Beg and his Bull: an Irish Tale, retold by Ellin Greene, illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root. Holiday House, 1994.
Boots and the Glass Mountain, by Claire Martin. Dial Books, 1992. (Norway)
Chinye: a West African Folk Tale, retold by Obi Onyefulu; illustrated by Evie Safarewicz, 1994.
Cinder Edna, by Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. Lothrop, 1994.
Cinder-Elly, by Frances Minters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Viking, 1994. (Rap version)
Cinderella, adapted from Perrault's Cendrillon by John Fowles; illustrated by Sheilah Beckett. Little Brown, 1974.
Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper,a free translation from the French of Chales Perrault, illustrated by Marcia Brown. Scribner, 1954 (Caldecott medal winner)
Cinderella, retold by David Delamare. Simon & Schuster, 1993. (Illustrations are Venetian inspired. The prince is named Fidelio)
Cinderella, illustrated by Paul Galdone. McGraw-Hill, 1978.
Cinderella, retold from The Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. Greenwillow Books, 1981.
Cinderella, retold by Amy Ehrlich; illustrated by Susan Jeffers. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1985. (From the Charles Perrault version)
Cinderella, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti. Creative Education, 1983. (From the Charles Perrault version; illustrations set in the 1920's)
Cinderella, by Barbara Karlin; illustrated by James Marshall. Little Brown, 1989.
Cinderella, illustrated by Moira Kemp, 1981.
Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Errol Le Cain. Bradbury Press, 1972. (Charles Perrault)
Cinderella: from the Opera by Rossini, written and illustrated by Beni Montresor. Knopf, 1965.
Cinderella, retold by C.S. Evans; illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Knopf, 1993. (Originally published in 1919 by Heinemann)
Cinderella, translated by Anne Rogers (from the Grimm version), illustrated by Otto Svend. Larousse, 1978.
Cinderella, by William Wegman, with Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman Hyperion, 1993. (Told with photos of costumed Weimaraners)
Cinderella Penguin, or, The Little Glass Flipper, by Janet Perlman, 1992.
The Cinderella Rebus Book, Ann Morris, 1989.
Cinderella's Stepsister, and, Cinderella: the Untold Story, as told by Russell Shorto, illustrated by T. Lewis. Carol Pub. Group, 1990. (A standard version back-to-back with a version by the "evil" stepsister)
The Egyptian Cinderella, by Shirley Climo, illustrated by Ruth Heller. HarperCollins, 1989.
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. Vintage Contemporaries, 1987. (See Melinda Franklin's article)
The Enchanted Anklet: A Cinderella Story from India translated and adapted by Lila Mehta, illustrated by Neela Chhaniara. Toronto: Lilmur, 1985.
The Glass Slipper, by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon, illustrated by Hugh Stevenson. Wingate, 1946. (A novel-length version)
The Golden Slipper: a Vietnamese Legend, by Darrell Lum, illustrated by Makiko Nagano. Troll, 1994.
In the Land of Small Dragon: A Vietnamese Folktale, told by Dang Manh Kha to Ann Nolan Clark, illustrated by Tony Chen. Viking Press, 1979.
Kao and the Golden Fish: a Folktale from Thailand, as remembered by Wilai Punpattanakul-Crouch retold by Cheryl Hamada, illustrated by Monica Liu. Chidren's Press, 1993.
Korean Cinderella, story edited by Edward B. Adams, illustrations by Dong Ho Choi. Seoul International Tourist Pub. Co., 1983.
The Korean Cinderella, by Shirley Climo, 1993.
Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Alan Schroeder, illustrated by Yoriko Ito. Doubleday, 1994. (Japan)
Little Firefly: an Algonquin Legend, written and adapted by Terri Cohlene, illustrated by Charles Reasoner. Rourke Corp., 1990.
Moss Gown, by William D. Hooks, illustrated by Donald Carrick. Clarion Books, 1987. (Southern U.S.)
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, by John Steptoe. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987. (Zimbabwe)
Nomi and the Magic Fish: a Story from Africa, by Phumla, illustrated by Carole Byard. Doubleday, 1972. (Zulu)
Prince Cinders, by Babette Cole, 1987.
Princess Furball, by Charlotte Huck; illustrated by Anita Lobel. Scholastic, 1989.
Queen of the May, by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Patience Brewster. Holiday House, 1993
The Rough-Face Girl, by Rafe Martin, illustrated by David Shannon. Putnam, 1992. (Algonquin Indian)
Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker, by Bernice Myers. Macmillan, 1985.
Silver Woven in My Hair, by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Atheneum, 1977. (Novel-length)
Sootface: an Ojibwa Cinderella Story, retold by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Daniel San Souci. Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1994.
The Starlight Cloak, retold by Jenny Nimmo, pictures by Justin Todd. Dial Book for Young Readers, 1993.
The Talking Eggs: a Folktale from the American South, by Robert San Souci; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989.
Tam Cam: The Vietnamese Cinderella Story by The Goi.
Tattercoats, retold by Margaret Greaves, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain. Clarkson N. Potter, 1990.
Tattercoats, edited by Joseph Jacobs; illustrated by Margot Tomes. Putnam, 1989.
Tattercoats: an Old English Tale, by Flora Annie Steel; illustrated by Diane Goode. Bradbury Press, 1976.
The Turkey Girl: a Zuni Cinderella, retold by Penny Pollock; illustrated by Ed Young. Little, Brown, 1995.
Vasalisa and her Magic Doll, adapted and illustrated by Rita Grauer. Philomel Books, 1994. (Russia)
Vasilisa the Beautiful, translated from the Russian by Thomas Whitney; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. Macmillan, 1970.
Vasilissa the Beautiful: A Russian Folktale, adapted by Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by Alexander Koskkin. HarperCollins, 1991.
When the Nightingale Sings, by Joyce Carol Thomas. HarperCollins, 1992. (Novel-length)
Wishbones: A Folktale from China, retold by Barbara Ker Wilson; illustrated by Meilo So. Bradbury, 1993.
Yeh-Shen, a Cinderella Tale from China, by Ai-Ling Louie; illustrated by Ed Young. Philomel Books, 1982.