The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley ClimoThe Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

The Egyptian Cinderella

byShirley Climo

Paperback | February 28, 1992

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"A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations" (School Library Journal). "An inventive twist on the classic tale" (Publishers Weekly).

This Egyptian spin on the classic Cinderella tale was initially recorded in the first century by a Roman historian and is retold here by folklorist Shirley Climo.

Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing—no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile.

So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodopis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharaoh himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharaoh has promised to find the slipper’s owner and make her queen of all Egypt?

Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

About The Author

Shirley Climo's love of folklore began in her childhood and has provided the background for many of her children's books, such as The Korean Cinderella, Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World, and Someone Saw a Sp...
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Title:The Egyptian CinderellaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.08 inPublished:February 28, 1992Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064432793

ISBN - 13:9780064432795

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rhodopis, a Greek slave in ancient Egypt, is given a pair of rose-red slippers by her kindly old master. When a falcon swoops down and soars away with one of them, she is heartbroken. Little does she know that the falcon will deliver her slipper to the great Pharaoh himself, who will search Egypt to find its owner. "A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations".--School Library Journal, starred review. Full-color illustrations