The Korean Cinderella

Paperback | January 18, 1996

byShirley Climo

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‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly exotic, the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words.’—Publishers Weekly. ‘Heller’s paintings are exotically lush and colorful as well as engaging.… An agreeable retelling of the Cinderella story.’ —BL.

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As in the familiar version of Cinderella, Pear Blossom, the Korean Cinderella, is mistreated by a cruel stepmother and made to perform outrageous tasks. Pear Blossom's fairy godmother appears in the form of tokgabis, magical creatures that come to her aid and help her to triumph over her ill-meaning relatives. Full color.

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‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly exotic, the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean word...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:January 18, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064433978

ISBN - 13:9780064433976

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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As in the familiar version of Cinderella, Pear Blossom, the Korean Cinderella, is mistreated by a cruel stepmother and made to perform outrageous tasks. Pear Blossom's fairy godmother appears in the form of tokgabis, magical creatures that come to her aid and help her to triumph over her ill-meaning relatives. Full color.

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