Cinderella – Folktale Comparison #1

Title: Cinderella

Bibliographic Information: Fitchett, G. (2001). Cinderella. New York: Phyllis Fogelman Books.

Annotation: Cinderella was a beautiful young lady, who was controlled by her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Her sisters were invited to a ball; Cinderella was forced to stay behind. Luckily, her fairy godmother appeared and sent her to the ball to meet her prince.

Genre: Folktale Comparison

Grade level: 1st-4th Grade

Readers who will like this book: Readers who enjoy reading a mini action story about a young hard working woman trying to find her prince. Also, readers who love happy endings will enjoy reading this book.

Personal response/rating: I rate this book a 5, because it is very well illustrated, creative, and shows how important it is to stay true to yourself and work hard. Cinderella did what she was told and eventually was rewarded and married her prince.

Question I would ask before the reading: How do you feel when someone bosses you around?

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