Cinderella

Cinderella 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 Caldec

  • Title: Cinderella
  • Author: Marcia Brown Charles Perrault
  • ISBN: 9780689814747
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 1955 Caldecott medal.A free translation from the French of Charles Perrault, with pictures by Marcia Brown.

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    1. 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 more 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 versio [...]

    2. “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 [...]

    3. 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. The [...]

    4. 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 illust [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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 impre [...]

    7. 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 more detail is added to the illustrations. For instance, when the Fairy Godmother helps Cinderella and gets her ready for the ball there suddenly is more texture to the illustrations emphasizing the details of he [...]

    8. Cinderella, a childhood favorite, never fails to bring a smile to my face. I appreciate the story of a young woman who is taken advantage of her wicked stepmother and sisters but continues to dream. Her hopes and dreams are what lead to a happy ending. Contrary to my thoughts of Cinderella, the Disney movie, the illustrations within this book are extremely simple. They look like rough sketches or watercolor. There are not many colors used in the beginning, which is used to show Cinderella’s pl [...]

    9. Cinderella is a fairytale about a young girl and her journey to find prince charming. This story is sweet and magical tale that is any young girls dream. It captured my emotions and took me back to childhood as I turned each page. The story has a message of forgiveness as Cinderella forgives her evil step sisters. This is a valuable lesson for young children and it's given nicely throughout this story. My favorite part about this version of Cinderella was the simple illustrations that can be see [...]

    10. The illustrations by Brown are what make this fairy tale magical. They present a whimsy in their lines; they are always delicate and whimsical in nature and the colors present regality in all of the different settings. Throughout the story, red is used as a symbol of wealth, the stepsisters are draped in it and at the Prince’s part everyone is wearing it. Cinderella has some on her dress that her fair godmother made for her. This clear separation that makes Cinderella stand out during the rest [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this book to due the illustrations because they are great depictions of the characters emotions. I also found that the illustrations reinforced the images I got in my head while reading. These images made me laugh, made me sad, and mad. Two of my favorite illustrations are of Cinderella in the chimney corner and when the king takes Cinderella into the ballroom. The illustration of Cinderella hiding in the chimney corner perfectly depicts her emotions and made me feel how much pa [...]

    12. Cinderella is a Caldecott Medal Winner and I think it definitely deserved to receive that honor. Cinderella is a classic that any child, especially little girls would highly enjoy. The storyline is engaging and keeps you interested as well as on Cinderella's side. The whole time the author has you rooting for Cinderella and hoping that things will work out in her favor which is another reason why I think this book is so special. The illustrations in the book are magnificent as well, I believe th [...]

    13. Cinderella written and illustrated by Marcia Brown is an award winning Caldecott book and I have rated it 4 stars. I am a princess at heart so obviously I just had to choose this book to read. It is the story that everybody knows fairly well, or at least I would hope so! I've always loved the story of Cinderella since I was a little girl, but the pictures in the book did not do it for me. I'm not sure why, but I just didn't like them hence the rating of a 4. Marcia Brown is a phenomenal story te [...]

    14. Review of 1954 edition, translated & illustrated by Marcia Brown, Caldecott Medal (1955)A pleasant version of the classic tale of the mistreated and neglected young girl whose beauty is matched only by her inner goodness. Despite being ignored by her father and abused by her step mother and step sisters, young Cinderella never affords an ill wish or negative emotion, save despair for her condition.The illustrations are bright, colorful and sophisticated in a whimsical way; children should de [...]

    15. Growing up Cinderella was about the happy ending and beautiful girl transformed into a princess by her fairy godmother. This book made me see the story about morality and the power of imagination.Twist in this book was the two different balls that Cinderella attends. I found the vocabulary used was not for beginner reader level.No matter what age the happy ending always makes for a good read.

    16. Gorgeous illustrations!! Of course, what would you expect of a Caldecott winner (1955)? A few differences from Grimms' or Disney's versions but I liked this one very much.

    17. Summary:This book tells the story of Cinderella as we all know and love but with a slightly different ending. When Cinderella's foot fits the glass slipper, her step sisters plead with her and ask Cinderella for her forgiveness. Cinderella, being the kind person she is, forgives her step sisters and allows them to move into the palace with her and the prince. Evaluation:This book told the great, classic story of Cinderella but with small differences and a unique ending that teaches an important [...]

    18. This version of Cinderella is very similar to the traditional tale told in the United States and the Disney movie. Cinderella is everything good- hard-working, gracious, and even generous to her selfish stepsisters. Her fairy godmother magically readies Cinderella for the ball by providing her with a coach, a beautiful gown, and glass slippers. Cinderella is depicted as the most beautiful with fair skin and blonde hair. The simple illustrations use fine, black lines with bright watercolor paints [...]

    19. This take on Cinderella was translated from the French of Charles Perrault. This book won the Caldercott Medal for it's pictures. The lines and colors are very interested and different; not something you would see a lot in today's picture books. This book is another version of the fairy tale Cinderella. Some differences you will see in this version, is that the ball is two nights instead of one night. The text has some higher vocabulary words that would need to be addressed. For example 'haughti [...]

    20. Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper was awarded a Caldecott Medal for the illustrations. The Caldecott Award is an award given to the most distinguished American picture book for children. Marcia Brown is the author as well at the illustrator for this picture book. It was a wonderful book to read as well as viewing the illustrations, I believe it is a book that any age level would be able to read. This Cinderella story was different in certain ways of the Cinderella story by Walt Disney, whic [...]

    21. This book was awarded the Caldecott Medal for illustrations. This is a rewritten or translated version of the original Cinderella by Charles Perrault that was written in French. The author, Marcia Brown, wrote and illustrated the book. This story is a classic. Every child knows and loves it. The illustrations are unique and are sure to keep a readers attention.

    22. Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper Parrault, Charles translated by Brown, Marcia, 1954, Charles Scribner's Sons. Picture book, fantasy, fairy tale, Caldecott Medal. Description: This is an English translation of the 1697 version of Cinderella. This is the version that is most well-known in America and Europe. Review: The Cinderella story was first told in ancient Greece. Since then, manifestations have cropped up in cultures all over the globe. Some involve the bones of benevolent spirits, w [...]

    23. This Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper Illustrated by Marcia Brown is nothing but a good translation from the French version by Charles Perrault. It's the traditional story about a beautiful, sweet, and kind girl whose mother dies when she was little and her father re-marries a woman with two daughters. They are envious of the girl's beauty and made her do all the chores, treating her like their servant which makes her earn the nickname of Cinderella. One day, the king organizes a ball look [...]

    24. Cinderella is a Caldecott Medal Book winner, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown from the original version. This heart-warming Cinderella story still has all of the charm and magic as the original. From the pumpkin that gets turned into a beautiful coach with all of the glitz and glamour, to the mice, who are turned into horses, the lizards are turned into six footmen, and with the wave of the fairy godmother's magical wand, Cinderella's rags are turned into a magnificient gown fit for a [...]

    25. Filled with delicate but detailed illustrations, this picture book retells the classic Cinderella story by Charles Perrault. Since it was awarded the Caldecott Medal in the year of my birth, I've always been fond of it. In fact, I can remember reading it when I was very young. I still like it even after all these years. While changes in publishing trends and artistic techniques are obvious when comparing a picture book like this one with one published in 2015, for instance, this one stands as a [...]

    26. This version of Cinderella adheres more to tradition as it is a version translated from French. It was a Caldecott winner and is uniquely illustrated. Those only familiar with the Disney version will immediately notice many places that the story is different. Some such differences include; Cinderella never expected to go to the ball, the animals are hardly a part of the story except to be changed into horses, the ball is a two night affair, and Cinderella forgives her sisters at the end, even fi [...]

    27. This looks to be one of the first Caldecott Award books that is in full color throughout the book. The mixed-media illustrations are a bit impressionistic, with just a few ink lines to convey faces and personalities, and a sort of "scribbly" look. In this version, Cinderella attends 2 balls. When it is discovered that she is the mysterious princess, her stpesisters beg her forgiveness, and she marries them off to lords at court. I actually prefer other, more romantic, illustrated versions, espec [...]

    28. 1. Cinderellas father marries a woman who has two daughters. None of them like Cinderella and she is forced to live as a servant. One day the prince accounces that he is having a ball. Of course the twins are going and Cinderella is stuck helping them get ready wishing she were going also. Cinderellas god-mother shes how upset she is and knows its because she is not going to the ball. Her god mother uses her magic to give Cinderella her wish. Cinderella goes to the ball and leaves her slipper be [...]

    29. Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated and translated by Marcia Brown from Charles Perrault’s text is a picture book of the classic story of Cinderella. This is a story about a young lady named Cinderella who is ordered around by her two evil step-sisters and step mother. Cinderella is crushed when they don’t allow her to feel welcome at the Prince’s ball. However, Cinderella has a step-mother who makes her dreams of going to the ball come true. To make summary short, Cindere [...]

    30. If you are looking for the Caldecott book, be careful which version you read. The version that won the 1955 Caldecott is the one translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown. Since the Caldecott is given for the pictures of the book, be sure to get the right one!My review for the Marcia Brown version of the story: The pictures seem extremely simple, and yet they have a lot of nice detail. For example, the pictures clearly show how beautiful Cinderella is and how ugly the step-sisters are. A couple [...]

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