Ashpet by Joanne Compton
An Appalachian Tale

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Long ago, in a cabin by Eagle's Nest Mountain, lived a servant girl called Ashpet. All day long, she cooked and cleaned for Widow Hooper and her cranky daughters. Ashpet had so much work to do, the widow wouldn't even allow her to go to the annual church picnic. Ashpet's life changes for the better, however, when old Granny shows up and works some magic. How Ashpet outshines the widow's daughters and captures the heart of the doctor's son ends this flavorful Appalachian Cinderella tale. Winner: 1994 Juvenile Literature Award Association of American Women/NC Chapter

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Published September 21, 2004 by Whimsydoodle Press. 48 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The Comptons' ``Ashpet'' differs less from Richard Chase's version of this Cinderella variant than their Jack the Giant Chaser (1993) diverged from Chase's parallel tale;

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When the Hoopers go off to an important church meeting, Granny magically cleans the house and provides Ashpet with a pretty red calico dress and red shoes.

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