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What Is the Story of Cinderella?

Dana Meachen Rau

How did the story of Cinderella, her glass slipper, the pumpkin carriage, and a magical night at the ball with a prince come to be? Find out in this dazzling book that explores the many different versions of Cinderella's story across different authors, movies, cultures, and more!

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Did you know that the first version of Cinderella's story was written two thousand years ago in Greece? It was about a young woman named Rhodopis and her missing sandal. Since then, many versions of this fairy tale have been written featuring a poor girl whose kindness led to her dreams coming true. China, Italy, France, and Germany all have distinct versions of Cinderella's story that author Dana Rau explains within this exciting nonfiction book for fans of the beloved princess. Young readers will learn over a dozen different versions of Cinderella's story, including the most famous versions by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Walt Disney, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Fans will also get to know the many different actresses who have brought Cinderella to life, including Brandy Norwood, Julie Andrews, Drew Barrymore, and Anne Hathaway.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Workshop
  • Publish Date: Feb 4th, 2025
  • Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.63in - 5.44in - 0.22in - 0.52lb
  • EAN: 9780593754290
  • Categories: Social Science - Folklore & MythologyMedia Tie-InPerforming Arts - Film

About the Author

Dana Meachen Rau has written more than 300 books for children, including picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and biographies. She is the author of Who Are the Rolling Stones? and Who Was Betty White?

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