Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cinderella's Galore!

So, in light of the Summer Writing Challenge, I decided to look up whatever versions of the Cinderella story I could find while I was at the library a few weeks ago. I’d long known that there was almost a Cinderella story for every culture, but it still surprised me what I found. Unfortunately, I only had about 10 minutes to frantically grab books of the shelves while my brother searched for a book on hamsters.

Despite the time issue, I did manage to find a few interesting books. So when I went home, I looked up Cinderella versions on I managed to find this incredible Listmania! list (does anyone else ever look at those?) that lists every version I’ve ever heard of (including the ones I found at the library) and a bunch more. I haven't read most of these, but that's a situation I intend to fix! So if you’re looking for a fairly complete list of Cinderella picture books, this is where it’s at. I’ve added comments for some of them, and I hope you enjoy!

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For older (middle grade and YA) retellings of the Cinderella story, check out my previous post on retold fairy tales.

Books shown in this slideshow:
Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De LA Paz
Adelita by Tomie dePaola
Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn
Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India by Meredith Babeaux Brucker
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella (Picture Puffins) by Tony Johnston
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci
Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella by Sheila Hebert Collins
Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella by Susan Lowell
Cinder-Elly (Picture Puffins) by Frances Minters
Cinderhazel: The Cinderella of Halloween by Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Cinderella by C Perrault
Cinderella (Fay's Fairy Tales) by William Wegman
Cinderella by K. Y. Craft
Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story by Lynn Roberts
Cinderella: The Dog And Her Little Glass Slipper by Diane Goode
Cinderella Penguin: Little Glass Flipper (Picture Puffins) by Janet Perlman
Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci
Cinderella's Rat by Susan Meddaugh
Cinderlily: A Floral Fairy Tale by David Ellwand
Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Disney Princess: My Side of the Story - Cinderella/Lady Tremaine - Book #1 (My Side of the Story (Disney)) by Daphne Skinner
Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewell Reinhart Coburn
The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella (Kate Greenaway Medal (Awards)) by Shirley Hughes
Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly
Fanny's Dream (Picture Puffins) by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner
The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story by Judy Sierra
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox
The Gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas
Hilary Knight's Cinderella by Hilary Knight
If the Shoe Fits: Voices From Cinderella by Laura Whipple
The Irish Cinderlad (Trophy Picture Books) by Shirley Climo
Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn
The Korean Cinderella (Trophy Picture Books)by Shirley Climo
Little Firefly by Terri Cohlene and Charles Reasoner
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale by Robert D. San Souci
Moss Gown by William H. Hooks
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Reading Rainbow Book) by John Steptoe
Naya, the Inuit Cinderella by Brittany Marceau-Chenkie
The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Prince Cinders by Babette Cole
Princess Furball by Charlotte Huck
Raisel's Riddle by Erica Silverman
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
Rufferella by Vanessa Gill-Brown
Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story (Paws IV Children's Books) by Mindy Dwyer
Sootface by Robert D. San Souci
Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella (Picture Puffins) by Alan Schroeder
Sumorella: A Hawaii Cinderella Story by Sandi Takayama
Cinderella/That Awful Cinderella: A Classic Tale (Point of View) by Alvin Granowsky
The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story by Penny Pollock
The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe
Yeh-Shen (Paperstar Book)by Ai-Ling Louie