Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Fairy Tale Project || Cinderella

I had no idea when I started this little project how many versions of Cinderella I would find.  This beloved story has been told time and time again.  Different versions from all around the world.  We started with the Grimm's Fairy Tale version of this story and we also read the Anderson Fairy Tale version of the story.  Then we continued on, working our way through a variety of picture books.  Some were fun and witty, others were dark.  Many versions of this beloved classic can be found from all around the world.  I'm also sharing a couple chapter books and movies.

Cinderella Picture Books 

Cinderella by Barbara Karlin
James Marshall's Cinderella is funny and delightful.  Cinderella is seen in a new way, hearty and robust.  This version shares the story of Cinderella in a refreshing new way.

Cinderlily by David Ellwand
A floral fairy tale in three acts.

The Golden Sandal by Rebecca Hickox
A Middle Eastern Cinderella.

Cinderella by Charles Perrault & Roberto Innocenti
A glamorous 1920 version of Cinderella.

Fair, Brown, and Trembling by Jude Daly
An Irish Cinderella Story.

Cinderella by Nadia Higgins
A lovely telling of the classic tale with fun illustrations.

Yeh-Shen by Ai-Ling Louie
A Cinderella story from China.

Cinderella by Beth Bracken
A graphic novel retelling of Cinderella.  This dark version of Cinderella follows the Grimm Fairy Tale version of the story.

The Orphan by Anthony Manna
A Cinderella story from Greece.

Cinderella by Max Eilenberg
A fun version of Cinderella with quirky illustrations.

Kongi and Potgi by Oki Han
A Cinderella story form Korea.

Cinderella by Sarah Thomson
An elegant retelling of this classic tale.

Little Gold Star by Robert San Souci
A Spanish-American Cinderella tale.

Cinderella's Dress by Laura Whipple 
This version of Cinderella focuses on her dress, with a witty story and fun illustrations.

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman
A worldwide collection of the Cinderella story.

Cinderella by Barbara McClintock
This is a faithful adaptation of the classic tale, filled with watercolored illustrations that reflect the architecture and fashion of the time.

The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin
From the Algonquin Indian folklore.  One of the most haunting, powerful versions of the Cinderella tale.

Cinderella by Amy Ehrlich
Susan Jeffers illustrates this wonderful version of Cinderella with pen and ink dye illustrations.

Cinderella by Francesc Boada
This version includes a dual language text.  The illustrations give this version a fresh look.

The Tale of Cinderella by Brittany Candau
Have courage and be kind is the theme of this version of Cinderella.  Ella is kind, generous, unique, and absolutely lovely in this retelling of the classic tale.

Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes
A Jazz-Age Cinderella.

Cinderella by Kinuko Craft
The illustrations in this version of Cinderella were inspired by the lavish artwork of the late seventeenth century in France.

Cinders by Jan Brett
A chicken Cinderella.

Cinderella by Ruth Sanderson
This is a lovely version of Cinderella with beautiful illustrations.  Sanderson has also written and illustrated a variety of other fairy tales.

The Way Meat Loves Salt by Nina Jaffe
A Cinderella tale from the Jewish tradition.

Cinderella by Steven Guarnaccia
A fashionable tale of Cinderella.

Angkat by Jewell Coburn
A Cambodian Cinderella.

Walt Disney's Cinderella by Cynthia Rylant
This version is from one of my favorite authors.

Cendrillon by Sheil Hebert-Collins
A Cajun Cinderella

Cinderella by Cari Meister
This is the story of Cinderella from around the world.  Visit Canada, China, Egypt, and France for different versions of the classic tale.

Smoky Mountain Rose by Alan Shroeder
An Appalachian Cinderella.

Cinderella by Hillary Knight
We own this version of Cinderella.  A pair of pet cats, a blue fairy godmother, and an endearing, fi somewhat overweight , Prince Charming are just a few of details from this wonderful version of the beloved story.

Cinderelephant by Emma Dodd
An elephant Cinderella.

Cinderella Chapter Books
A few chapter book versions of Cinderella I would love to read...

If the Shoe Fits by Laura Whipple
This story of Cinderella is shared through 33 poems.  Each poem is shared through the voices of different characters in the story.

Cinderella by Barbara Ensor
A fun chapter book for children who have just started reading chapter books.  A fun story of Cinderella with added details.  You also finally find out what happens after Cinderella marries the prince.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
A young adult novel set in a futurist world where humans and androids live.  Cinder is a gifted mechanic and cyberg.  I've heard great things about this book and am excited to read it.

Cinderella Movies
There are also quite a few movies depicting this lovely tale.  The ones below are movies that I watched and loved as a girl and I have enjoyed watching again with my little ones.


Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella


A Cinderella Story

So excited to see this new version of Cinderella.

What are your favorite versions of this tale?  Any of these that are new to you?

Find our other Fairy Tale reports below.

January ||  Cinderella
February || Beauty and the Beast
March || Rumpelstiltskin
April ||  The Frog Prince
May ||  Pinocchio
June ||  Sleeping Beauty
July ||  Hansel and Gretel
August ||  Snow White
September ||  Rapunzel
October ||  Little Red Riding Hood
November ||  Jack and the Beanstock
December ||  Godilocks and the Three Bears

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