Cendrillon has ratings and reviews. Ronyell said: I have read many different versions of “Cinderella” during my time, but this is the first t. Located in the Caribbean Sea, Martinique is known for its read the selection Cendrillon, look for details that are special to A Caribbean Cinderella. Strategy . The story of Cinderella has been retold and revised numerous ways by cultures around the world. Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella () by Robert D. San.

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There are many variations of the Cinderella story, and this version, cendriolon on the island of Martinique, is particularly vibrant, both in its melodious language and its spirited art. Collaborators San Souci and Pinkney, whose previous books include Sukey and the Mermaidhave based their story on the French Creole tale, “Cendrillon.

The story follows the traditional lines, but always includes its own piquant touches. Breadfruit and lizards are turned cenndrillon a coach and horses; and when the ugly stepdaughter tries on the slipper, the godmother calls out, “If you cut off those big toes, it would be a perfect fit! Flowers border some of the pictures and swirls of color add texture to the backgrounds.

Even the pace caribbfan the story seems slowed by the setting. Perhaps that’s why Pinkney uses every opportunity to infuse his pictures with action, whether it’s Cendrillon being pulled out of the party by her godmother or sweeping across a dance floor when she finally dances with her bridegroom. A vital rendition of an old favorite. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? You may think you already know this story about a beautiful servant girl, a cruel stepmother, a magnificent ball, and a lost slipper.


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Now you can hear the tale cimderella someone who was there: She has just one thing in the world to cafibbean, her goddaughter Cendrillon.

When she finds Cendrillon heartsick over a rich man’s son, at first she doesn’t know what to do. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the magic wand her mother left her — and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life. Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderalla, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. This a Caribbean Cinderella story with a lot of French-Creole words in the glossary. This book is great if you want more culturally diverse literature at home or in your classroom. My kids and I love this story, a Caribbean version of the classic Cinderella tale.

The art is gorgeous and lively, as is the storytelling. After checking this out at the library repeatedly, we cendrillkn to track down a copy.


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Such a a sweet story. My students and sons love it. Beautiful story – I love the cultural take on the Cinderella story. The images and the storyline present a great perspective for children who are familiar with the culture, and for those who would otherwise have no exposure to it. San Souci uses a touch of sarcasm in his voice as he retells this Caribbean version of Cinderella.

clnderella The sarcasm adds an element of humor and makes this rendition more appealing to young readers. Teachers and readers can use an index in the back of the book to explain the Creole words in the story. The large number of Creole words helps to authenticate this story.

There are many similarities between the Caribbean version of Cinderella and Disney’s. The nanny uses a cinderella wand to change a breadfruit into a gilded coach. The breadfruit resembles a small pumpkin except for the fact that the breadfruit grows on a tree instead of a vine.

The czribbean main differences between this retelling of Cinderella is that there is only one stepsister,the glass slipper is a pink embroidered cindrrella, and the godmother is a wacky nanny with a sense of humor. The illustrator uses scratchboard, luma dyes, goache, and oil paints to create these magical illustrations for this wonderful picture book.

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