CINDERELLACINDERELLA
Scholastic Press 2005
Written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock

Relegated to a dingy garret room by her stepmother, and beleaguered by her stepsisters, Barbara McClintocks' saintly Cinderella never gives in to hostility or revenge. Instead, this sweet heroine remains steadfast in her kind, generous, gentle ways. This version of the well-loved fairy tale, based on the version by Charles Perrault, with its warm, humorous, and lushly detailed artwork, is about virtue rewarded, and is as rich as any prince. (Ages 4 - 8 )

*The Golden Kite Honor Award
*The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award
*Publishers Weekly Starred review
*School Library Journal Starred review

“McClintock's faithful adaptation combines text and enchanting pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations filled with minute details of architecture and dress from the era of Louis XIV... This fresh, appealing version of the perennial favorite belongs in every collection.”
— Starred, School Library Journal

“McClintock salutes the visual styles of Caldecott and Greenaway in her delectable picture books. This Cinderella, based on Perrault's version, takes place in a sumptuous, Versailles-inspired palace...McClintock's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations emulate old-fashioned wood engravings, and the traditional story seems suffused with magic. A splendid (and kind-spirited) retelling of a well-known tale.” — Starred, Publishers Weekly

“Here's a gentle version of Perrault's classic tale: no stepsister cuts off her toes to fit a shoe and everyone is forgiven at the end.” — Booklist

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