The Egyptian Cinderella Book Ó 32 pages õ Shirley climo

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The Egyptian Cinderella Book Ó 32 pages õ Shirley climo õ ➜ [Epub] ❧ The Egyptian Cinderella By Shirley Climo ➦ – Dcmdirect.co.uk Climo has woven this ancient tale a mixture of fact and myth with clarity and elouence The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller's arrestiClimo has woven this ancient tale a mixture of fact and myth with clarity and elouence The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Well I have 4 picture books to read in 2010 two illustrated by Ruth Heller and two both written illustrated by her I’m glad that I’m reading this book and The Korean Cinderella in succession; it will be interesting to compare them Both are written by Shirley ClimoI enjoy Heller’s work and I’ve read many of her books and I own uite a few but I recently noticed that I’ve been unaware of some books by her or at least illustrated by herWhile I read this book because of the illustrator I wasn’t wild about the illustrations I liked them but not enough to have sought them out I wish the author’s note had been at the beginning of the story and not at the end Only at the end after I’d read the book did I find out that this is one of the oldest Cinderella stories first recorded in the first century BC by the Roman historian Strabo The background about the story was as interesting to me as the actual story The information is fascinatingIn this story the slave master is portrayed as basically good and it’s Rhodopis’s Cinderella’s three fellow female slaves who have the roles normally played by the three step sisters

Shirley Climo ☆ The Egyptian Cinderella Book

Heller's arresting illustrations A stunning combination of fluent prose and exuisitely wrought illustrations that makes a winner for story hou A great educational book for your children over the preschool age My 6 yr old loved it Lots of good information with beautiful pictures that will help keep children engaged A great addition to any children's library

Doc µ The Egyptian Cinderella ☆ Shirley Climo

The Egyptian CinderellaRs as well as a useful resource for the study of Cinderella through the ages SLJ Notable 1989 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies NCSSCBC I have mixed feelings about this book I read it and loved it as a child without any thought about how the story sat in a wider cultural context The art is heavily stylized Human figures almost always appear in a familiar Ancient Egyptian profile but the animals and plants seem possibly influenced by traditional Chinese painting The story itself is about a blond haired green eyed girl who was captured as a slave from Greece and taken to Egypt There she is insulted and abused by her fellow servants When the Pharaoh throws a ball the three other serving girls of the house get to go but the slave girl must stay behind A hawk steals one of her dainty slippers and drops it in the Pharaoh's lap and he begins a search to find the girl who fits the slipper determined to marry her As an adult reader I found myself skeptically raising my eyebrows when the Pharaoh did indeed choose to marry a former slave the one white girl present in the whole book This book was published in 1989 and I wonder if it would have been published today But the biggest surprise was the author's note at the back stating that this story has at least some basis in historical fact the Pharaoh Amasis Dynasty XXVI 570 526 BCE did indeed marry a Greek slave named Rhodopis This story was first recorded by the Greek geographer Strabo in 64 or 63 BCE and this tale might be the earliest ancestor of the Cinderella tale we are familiar with today