The Golden Sandal by Rebecca Hickox
A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story

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An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish.

About Rebecca Hickox

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Rebecca Hickox is the author of Zorro and Quwi: Tales of a Trickster Guinea Pig, illustrated by Kim Howard, which Kirkus Reviews calls "delightful," in a pointer review, Per and the Dala Horse, illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists selection, and Matreshka, illustrated by Alexi Natchev, which Booklist praises as "cleverly told." A high school librarian, Rebecca Hickox lives in Salem, Oregon, with her daughter, Rebecca. Will Hillenbrand illustrated The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: A Story from the Arabian Nights, retold by Eric A. Kimmel, of which Publishers Weekly writes, "Hillenbrand brings to the tale a light heartedness that should woo readers," and Wicked Jack, by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, the winner of the 1996 Irma S. and James H. Black Book Award given by the Bank Street College of Education. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio, with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian.
Published August 1, 1999 by Rebound by Sagebrush. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hickox (Zorro and Quwi, 1997) finds her Cinderella in Maha, a fairy godmother in a red fish that Maha shows mercy to, and the lost slipper in a golden sandal, discovered by Tariq, brother of a rich merchant, who then takes on the search for his bride- to-be.

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PW called this Iraqi Cinderella tale a visual treat from start to finish. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

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