Cinderella

Cinderella This delightful retelling of Cinderella begins at an earlier and happier time when Cinderella s mother was still alive than the traditional story Young readers are certain to be enchanted anew by this

  • Title: Cinderella
  • Author: David Delamare
  • ISBN: 9780671769444
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This delightful retelling of Cinderella begins at an earlier and happier time when Cinderella s mother was still alive than the traditional story Young readers are certain to be enchanted anew by this oldest rags to riches story, now in a romantic Venetian setting magically painted by the author Full color.

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    1. Quando ho scoperto questo albo a momenti cadevo dalla sedia. Una Cenerentola ambientata nella Venezia del Settecento? Sì, sì, sì, mille volte sì. Io stesso ho scritto una versione di Cenerentola ambientata nella città lagunare e per me è stato davvero emozionante sfogliare queste pagine. La storia è ben scritta, ma a far battere il cuore sono le illustrazioni. Le gondole, le maschere, le parrucche! Che meraviglia. Mi è mancata giusto un’illustrazione che mostrasse Cenerentola con l’a [...]

    2. There will probably never be another book that can QUITE take the place of this in my heart. It was the book my mother used to teach me to read as a child (after all my teachers said I was impossible to teach and needed to be medicated). To me, as this is the first story I can ever remember hearing (apart from shortened versions of Biblical History), this IS how Cinderella should be. It seems so natural to me that Cinderella is Italian and from Venice, floating to the ball and her duke on a gond [...]

    3. A Cinderella with a more distinct sense of place than many of the tales, this story takes place in 18th century Venice, with Cinderella's dad an absent, wealthy merchant. I really loved the illustrations; the one where the gondolier is turning back into a rat as they leave the duke's palace at midnight in the rain is one of my favorites, but I also love the portrait of Cinderella on the front cover.

    4. This was a nicely written version of the classic tale of Cinderella. Good illustrations, and detailed writing make it appropriate for several ages. I enjoyed how the author gave lots of background info and told exactly why Cinderella was in her tragic position. And of course, I'm a sucker for a good love story and loved that things ended up happily ever after!

    5. Living happily with her mother and father, Cinderella finds her life beginning to unravel with the death of her mother and her father's remarriage, in a beautifully illustrated retelling of the traditional tale set against the romantic backdrop of Venice.

    6. Cinderella in Italy. Wonderful alternative to my traditional view of this story. I love the images and the discussion of .her Mother. 2-5

    7. Set in Venice, this version features a pumpkin gondola. Cinderella is over 16 when her mother dies, and her father sends her to a boarding school for two years until he marries the widow. We never actually see him again. Cinderella falls in love with a boy who drifted past her sweet 16 party and he winds up being the duke. The fairy godmother is the fairy-mother here (as a good portion of the book has the mother alive and the two quite close, this is a nice touch), and there is a lovely, timeles [...]

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