Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper

Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper Brown S Illustrated Translation Of Perrault S Tale In Which Cinderella Leaves Behind A Glass Slipper In Her Haste To Flee The Palace Before The Fairy Godmother S Magic Loses Effect Won The Caldecott MedalA Free Translation From The French Of Charles Perrault, With Pictures By Marcia Brown

An American children s book author and illustrator, and a high school teacher, Marcia Brown was born in Rochester, New York in 1918, and was educated at The New York State College for Teachers now University at Albany She taught at Cornwall High School in New York City, and published her first book, The Little Carousel, in 1946 She wrote and illustrated than thirty books for children over

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  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper
  • Marcia Brown
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780689712616

10 thoughts on “Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper

  1. says:

    While I quite enjoyed the narrative of Marcia Brown s adaptation, I did not absolutely love it I guess I am someone who has always as a rule liked the Grimms version of the Cinderella tale rather than Perrault s rendition I might not like the violence at the end of the Brothers Grimm s Cinderella all that much, but I have always preferred the idea of Cinderella being helped by the spirit of her dead mother, how she actively enlists birds to help her with her chores to the Perrault version with its fairy godmother, magical mice and pumpkins, and a Cinderella who is actually annoyingly inactive, a matter of person choice, I guess Still, I would probably have given this adaptation a solid four star rating, had I enjoyed the accompanying illustrations a bit I know that Marcia Brown won the Caldecott Medal for Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper and thus of course, specifically for these very illustrations, but I personally find them much too wishy washy and even expressionless and not nearly as evocative as some of Marica Brown s other Caldecott honours.And yes, I also wish that Marcia Brown had included supplemental details, showing historical background, her own research and the like maybe even a bibliography listing works consulted and cited And while I am actually not going to fault Marcia Brown all that much for not incorporating a so called author s note, as these seem to be a relatively recent phenomenon, that does not mean I do not miss it and that I believe a supplemental information section would levitate Cinderella, or the little Glass Slipper from basically adequate to outstanding.

  2. says:

    I was going to give this book 2 stars and then I put it in historical context Disney came out with Cinderella in 1950 and this came out in 1954 It was after the great war and I m sure people wanted happier tales I don t care for the art really, but it is done like a dream A Dream for a new life Marcia faithfully translates the fairy tale into english from the French There is nothing new here I don t understand why it won the Caldecott accept it was such a popular story at the time I do enjoy the Cinderella story and this didn t seem like anything ground breaking.My niece has didn t want to read it, she feels this is for babies now and my nephew didn t want to read it Instead of seeing this as something new, if I look at it as something passed on, it s a little better It is a modern idea to expect there to be a new twist on the beloved tale being told, so I am happy with the 3 stars, even with the artwork.

  3. says:

    Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper is the winner of the Caldecott Medal and is one of the earlier books by Marcia Brown that retells the French fairy tale Cinderella about how a miserable girl named Cinderella tries to go to the grand ball with the help of her fairy godmother Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper is clearly one of Marcia Brown s most memorable books yet Marcia Brown has indeed created many children s books throughout her life Imagine my surprise and excitement when I read her first children s book Marcia Brown has made this version of Cinderella much tame than in the other versions of Cinderella I have seen as Cinderella s stepsisters in this version seem a bit nicer to Cinderella by easily telling Cinderella about their time at the ball, although they still maintained their cruel nature by teasing Cinderella about not going to the ball, which is a bit unusual for in most versions that I have read of Cinderella, the stepsisters were always mean to Cinderella regardless of the situation that Cinderella was in Marcia Brown s illustrations are truly beautiful and simplistic in this version of the classic fairy tale as Cinderella truly looks beautiful with her wavy golden hair and beautiful black eyes Also, the illustrations are a bit simplistic due to the fact that there is barely any color in the background, but the color is mainly focused on the characters, which allows the characters to stand out , which I have never seen done in any other book that have simplistic illustrations Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper is a brilliant retelling of the classic fairy tale that I think will be suitable to children who want to read the tame version of the fairy tale and will be a great hit for children everywhere I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book other than the stepsisters poor behavior towards Cinderella.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. says:

    This is a new translation adaptation of Charles Perrault s famous story, with wonderful illustrations by Marcia Brown for which she was awarded the Caldecott Medal.What I really like about this version of the story is the way that Cinderella is portrayed as a very kind young woman, but clearly not a doormat She speaks up for herself when it counts Her stepsisters are never referred to as ugly either rather they are selfish, self absorbed, and rather hateful towards Cinderella They are as blind to her virtues as they are to their own faults The translation also differs from original versions of the story in the way it ends for the stepsisters Cinderella, in her goodness, arranges good marriages for them to two lords in the Prince s Court I was fascinated by the technique of Brown s illustrations She uses a few pen strokes to suggest a gown, for example, and then a wash of color to complete the image This lends a rather ethereal, fairy tale feeling to the drawings very effective.

  5. says:

    Cinderella, adapted by Marcia Brown, tells the classic tale of Cinderella, a beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters This version of Cinderella is slightly different than the versions I have read and seen in the past For example, in this version, Cinderella s father is alive, but Cinderella does not tell him about the cruelty his wife and her daughters bestow upon her, because Cinderella does not want to upset her father This Caldecott Medal winner includes illustrations that have a dreamlike quality with pastel colors The illustrations are not very realistic, but emotions are apparent The brush strokes of what I believe to be water color paints are clearly visible The illustrations and words work together to tell the story This book is great for all ages, and it is relatively easy to read, though it is somewhat wordy If you are looking for a great version of Cinderella, try this one, unless your children prefer brighter, vibrant illustrations.

  6. says:

    It s always nice to get back to the original fairy tales, the ones that haven t been Disney fied This is a very nice version of the tale, illustrated by Marcia Brown with gorgeous woodcuts While the illustrations don t have the crisp lines and vibrant colors of the animated Disney version, they still provide an ample depiction of the story, with very expressive characters and luxurious backgrounds We really enjoyed reading this story together and we liked that it was a little different from the tale we had always heard before This book was selected as one of the books for the October 2014 Quarterly Caldecott discussion at the Picture Book Club in the Children s Books Group here at Goodreads.

  7. says:

    No wonder it won a Caldecott such lovely illustrations Ages 6 10Cleanliness my goodness is said Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website

  8. says:

    Of course I was familiar with the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, from watching the movie and hearing the story countless times in my childhood, but reading it was altogether different The book goes into much detail I had no idea that there was actually two balls

  9. says:

    This is the French version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella Where a young girl name Cinderella leads a miserable life thanks to her evil step mother and sisters, who make her clean and wait on them hand and foot Always a dream of Cinderella s, she asks her fairy godmother to go to the ball, an event that will change her life forever The illustrations in Cinderella were not what I would have thought a Caldecott medal winning book would represent Yet at the same time it was really impressive the way the author seemed to make full images with splotches of color and seemingly little detail To me, they appeared to be sketches The author used a lot of lines to create the shapes of her drawings as well as stayed consistent with her use of colors Marcia Brown used a lot of different hues of pink, blue, green, red, and yellow The illustrations with the story, as has been a common theme with other older picture books, reinforced the text by in a sense restating visually what they words say This is a great way to teach students about how one story can be interpreted or viewed differently by people from all over the world.

  10. says:

    This book s illustrations are very unique because of the changes in detail and color through the story It seems as though the artist used an airbrush as well as colored pencil throughout the book At the beginning of the story the illustrations lack detail but as the story progresses detail is added to the illustrations For instance, when the Fairy Godmother helps Cinderella and gets her ready for the ball there suddenly is texture to the illustrations emphasizing the details of her gown Then when Cinderella tries on the glass slipper the illustrations color becomes much bolder which emphasizes the excitement of the story When narrator is focused on Cinderella the illustrations have color and detail then when the narrator is talking about the step sisters This is very unique because most illustrators tend to stick with the same kind of art with slight alterations depending on the story line, but this illustrator makes very obvious changes in the pictures throughout the story.

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