CINDERELLA by Charles Perrault

CINDERELLA

Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

PLB 0-7358-1052-4 Cinderella (32 pp.; $15.95, PLB $15.88; Apr.; 0-7358-1051-6, PLB 0-7358-1052-4): Perrault’s ancient tale of Cinderella has been slimmed and toned down considerably, with her virtues less evident and the supporting cast less effective. Readers will wonder why Cinderella’s father, who is not conveniently dead in this story, doesn’t rally to her aid, but they will be otherwise enchanted by Koopmans’s delicate illustrations. One good French touch comes at dinner; the prince is so besotted that “even when the most delicious dishes were served for supper, he could not eat a morsel.” (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7358-1051-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: NorthSouth
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1999




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