Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman
A Worldwide Cinderella

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Once upon a time, in Mexico . . . in Ireland . . . in Zimbabwe . . . there lived a girl who worked all day in the rice fields . . . then spent the night by the hearth, sleeping among the cinders.

Her name is Ashpet, Sootface, Cendrillon . . . Cinderella. Her story has been passed down the centuries and across continents. Now Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis craft its many versions into one hymn to the rich variety and the enduring constants of our cultures.

A Junior Library Guild Selection Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
 

About Paul Fleischman

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Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind's Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.   Julie Paschkis won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant. She lives in Seattle.
 
Published September 4, 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fleischman blends the different versions skillfully, adopting an Irish lilt here, an Appalachian twang there, pacing the telling brilliantly to accommodate the shifts in culture without sacrificing the tale’s narrative tension.

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Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis create a multicultural Cinderella. Rachel Isadora gives an unappealing Grimm fairy tale a face lift.

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