Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Clime

This version of Cinderella has all the basic events and characters we know and love but set in the context of early Chinese society. When the beautiful Yeh-Shin’s mother dies her father remarried a woman who already had her own … Continue reading

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Yeh-Shen the Chinese Yeh-Shen Cinderella story from China Retold by Ai-Ling Louie illustrated by Ed Young

This version of Cinderella has all the basic events and characters we know and love but set in the context of early Chinese society. When the beautiful Yeh-Shin’s mother dies her father remarried a woman who already had her own … Continue reading

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Cinderella, The Fairytale FILES by Alan Durant illustrated by Ross Collins

The story of Cinderella told from a different angle. Inspector in chief Rumple Stiltskin ESQ has been asked by Cinderella prospective in-laws to investigate her background to make sure that she is a suitable match for their son. Rumple Stiltskin … Continue reading

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Me and You by Anthony Browne

In revisiting the well-known fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Anthony Browne presents the reader with two parallel lives that intersect briefly. As the tale unfolds we get an insight into the life of Goldilocks, a view-point that is … Continue reading

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East o the Sun and West o the Moon P.J.Lynch

A Norwegian version of Beauty and the Beast that children really enjoy, they love spotting the parts that are familiar to them. One day a bear turns up at the house of a poor husbandman and offers him a deal … Continue reading

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The Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey

A minor character becomes a major character in this retelling of a traditional tale. Plucked from his comfortable but perhaps perilous home, the pea is on his way to becoming one among many who will grace the royal plate. But, … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child and captured by Polly Borland

Here we have another retelling of a well-known traditional tale but retold in a way that refreshes the story. When the Prince comes of age his parents decide that he must do his Princely duty and marry. Although he agrees, … Continue reading

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