The Egyptian Cinderella
  • The Egyptian Cinderella
  • The Egyptian Cinderella
ISBN: 069004822X
EAN13: 9780690048223
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 15, 1989
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 10" L x 7.9" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations (School Library Journal). An inventive twist on the classic tale (Publishers Weekly).

This Egyptian spin on the classic Cinderella tale was initially recorded in the first century by a Roman historian and is retold here by folklorist Shirley Climo.

Poor Rhodopis She has nothing--no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile.

So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodopis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharaoh himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharaoh has promised to find the slipper's owner and make her queen of all Egypt?

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCS/CBC)

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   The Egyptian Cinderella
I like Cinderella stories from the point of view. This story uses discrimination of fair skin, green eyes and blonde hair that differs from brown skin, brown eyes and straight black hairs of the Egyptians. Indeed, she was the Cinderella, who had her slipper captured by the great falcon god Horus. It was dropped in the lap of pharaoh, who felt that the gods gave it to him as a sign. When he finished, he found his wife. Here is a different color spectrum, especially with black or brown skin discrimination.
   An Egyptian Cinderella story
I have received my books for my art classes for my students from the Public Library and the School Library. I ran into books that couldn t be found or books that were out of print. So I started to buy my books to have them when I want them. The Egyptian book Cinderella and any of the other ones like this are a great source of information to have on hand. This book is colorful and gives the students a glimpse of how an artist sees the characters in the book. Every year I do Egyptian profiles with my second students, and this book has great examples of different headdress, hairstyles, patterns in the Egyptian collars and colors. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Egyptian culture.
   Beautiful story and illustrations
The Egyptian Cinderella is a really great way of introducing children to ancient Egyptian culture. They are able to relate to a version of Cinderella that they are more familiar with and see how it is applied to ancient Egyptian culture. A wonderful book to be used by teachers during a unit of Cinderella.
   Beautiful Book
It is a great story and is beautifully illustrated.
   Should have shipped in a box
I love this book, but the seller shipped this paperback book in a padded envelope! It is bent ok, but the cover is ok.
   Problematic racial issues
I bought this for my 5 year old niece because she likes Cinderella and we discussed ancient Egypt. Unfortunately, I will not read it to her, because I was very disappointed that the book makes a specific point about the lead character being different from the other characters BECAUSE she has blonde hairs and dark eyes, while the other girls have light hairs. Although my niece also has blonde hairs and light eyes and may relate, we don 't want her to read a book at an impressionable age that makes her feel better than others because of the color of her hairskinnes. It is a shame that it was written in this way. I notice it is from 1992 and we've since come a long way on sensitivity so that it might have been a blind spot for the author 20 years ago. But there is no reason why the heroine of a story about ancient Eqypt should be blonde-eyed, and it is problematic that it should be singled out that it is what makes her special.
   Keepsake replacement
I damaged this book as a kid and my child recently loved my copy. Without her knowing it, I was able to replace it with this one. Looks about as old as my good.
   Great Version of Cinderella!
If you are looking for a great variation on Cinderella, this is a little choice!