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James Marshall's Cinderella

  • Title: James Marshall's Cinderella
  • Author: Barbara Karlin JamesMarshall
  • ISBN: 9780142300480
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • James Marshall s Cinderella James Marshall adds color and humor to the classic fairy tale with his beautiful illustrations Retold by Barbara Karlin Cinderella will be a favorite of all children Retold and illustrated with wit a

    James Marshall adds color and humor to the classic fairy tale with his beautiful illustrations Retold by Barbara Karlin, Cinderella will be a favorite of all children Retold and illustrated with wit and humor, this is an excellent version of the favorite fairy tale School Library Journal starred review This collaboration is whimsical and fresh and full of undeniablJames Marshall adds color and humor to the classic fairy tale with his beautiful illustrations Retold by Barbara Karlin, Cinderella will be a favorite of all children Retold and illustrated with wit and humor, this is an excellent version of the favorite fairy tale School Library Journal starred review This collaboration is whimsical and fresh and full of undeniable child appeal The Horn Book Saccharine free and filled with a robust, earthy humor, this rendition has a studied nonchalance laced with wit It will take its rightful place on the fairy tale shelves, but won t sit there for long Booklist starred review

    1 thought on “James Marshall's Cinderella

    1. This Cinderella was a great retell of a classic love story. Cinderella is mistreated by her evil stepmother and 2 evil stepsisters. They work her to the bone all day and night. The three girls are invited to a ball, but the stepsisters will not let Cinderella attend. On the day of the ball, the sister made Cinderella work extremely hard to make them look beautiful. They taunt her in sarcasm asking if she wanted to go to the ball. A heart broken Cinderella cries as she works, but little did she k [...]

    2. Cinderella retold by Barbara Karlin was based off of the classic fairytale. The father marries into aevil family that mistreats his daughter. The three daughters are invited to a ball but the sisters want to leave there step sister behind. Cinderella god mother come and save the day. This story is a great read aloud with great illustration. I would recommend this book to grade levels preschool through third.

    3. What a beautiful Cinderella! What a handsome prince! What a nasty stepmother! What two ugly stepsisters! Oh, what a coincidence! It's a story which also has stepmother and a poor girl. This may be why these books will succeed in the children's literature field, because children always show sympathy for poor people while they also always want a happy ending in each story. Children always expect the romantic and beautiful things happening surrounding them. What's more, children can also learn a lo [...]

    4. Cinderella retold by Barbara Karlin tells the traditional story of Cinderella, but the illustrations by James Marshall give this story a unique edge. Like the original, a young woman is forced to work as a servant for her step-mother and step-sisters, but after she gets transformed into a beautiful princess, she goes to the ball and meets a handsome prince. Forced to leave at midnight, Cinderella leaves behind her glass slipper in a rush. The prince then searches all around town for the woman wh [...]

    5. This story is incredibly similar to the Perrault version. It tells the truth and provides an enjoyable read for young kids that does not overly teach them to work hard and not complain, no matter how unfair the situation is at hand. However, it does not really reveal insights into modern day culture. It seems as though this book is merely a reiteration of the original story with new pictures. So it is authentic to the original; yet, it does not give any credit to the original authors. The only i [...]

    6. A contemporary telling of the classic tale of Cinderella, the language is very approachable for younger audiences. The pictures are hilarious. The step-sisters could not look for ridiculous! A favorite picture is Cinderella's face when she must retrieve two lizards for her Godmother. Many animals are included in the pictures throughout the book, especially dogs and cats, and all are depicted in classic James Marshall style. Children will enjoy finding all of the little details in each illustrati [...]

    7. I was a little disappointed in this book. Usually I love any books with James Marshall, however this book lacked the silly, quirkiness of his books and it is just a retelling along the lines of the Disney version of Cinderella. I prefer his Little Red Riding Hood or the Three Little Pigs books. I don't know that I would use this book in the classroom as a read aloud, but I would have it in my library.

    8. I chose this book due to its traditional story it's something we all know and love to occasionally read. This traditional tail is retold with the same story line but with unique illustrations. Cinderella has an evil stepmother and stepsisters that do not want her to have any privileges. She cannot go to the royal ball but her fairy god mother grants her to go. The prince will fall in love with her and they will live happily together.

    9. I found this book interesting. The story is similar to many other retelling on the same story. The art is what caught my attention! I loved the step mother and step sisters. They were dressed and looked so dramatic that the vanity of their personalities really shone through their looks. Having them dressed in such a way with such expression enveloped their immense amount of vanity for the way they look and the things they own.

    10. This is a retold version of the original Cinderella story. Cinderella lives with a wicked step mother and two step sisters who try to make her life miserable. This version is very similar to the original. The only difference is that in the end of the book, Cinderella invites her evil step family to move into the castle with her and the prince because no matter what they are her family. This version is great for children and the colorful illustrations will draw their attention.

    11. I enjoyed reading this book and comparing it with the Disney movie that I'm most familiar with. I liked how in the book, Cinderella ended up being able to forgive her stepsisters and move them into the palace to marry men so that they too could "live happily ever after." It shows readers that even though people in our lives may do us wrong, we still need to be accepting and forgiving.

    12. I have always been such a huge fan of the Disney Princesses that being able to read this book that is related to Cinderella was a great experience. This book was different enough that I really enjoyed it and didn't see the ending coming.

    13. I enjoyed the story, it was traditional but I was not a fan of the art. It was distracting and very cluttered and so I felt like that took away from the story a little bit. But the story line was good and interesting. But I don't think I would like to read this book again.

    14. I thought this was a wonderful edition of Cinderella. I love James Marshall style of pictures. The pictures seem to be very appealing to children. Plus there is a great opportunity from the pictures and the words to create a discussion with children while reading.

    15. This is another book that I would have in my classroom library. It retells the fairy-tale of Cinderella and it is something that students would enjoy reading on their own to connect it to the movie.

    16. I liked this book. I have always been obsessed with princesses and Cinderella is defiantly a princess. I chose this book, because of the princess.

    17. The only other version I have ever seen of Cinderella is the Disney movie so it was really interesting to me to read this book. I loved the illustrations and the way the book was written.

    18. Not one of Marshall's best. But better than many versions of this, especially due to the great facial expressions Marshall gives to the ugly sisters and to Cinderella herself.

    19. I love this interpretation of Cinderella! When I read it to my students they have so much fun comparing and contrasting this book to the movie and to other versions off the story that they know!

    20. The art irritated me for some reason and the story was all to familiar, but I did like how Cinderella brought he family to the palace with her to share the happy ending.

    21. Awards the book has received (if any): noneAppropriate grade level(s): pre-k and kindergarten Original 3-line summary: Cinderella is about a girl whose father dies and now must live with her unbearable step-mother and step-sisters. One day a fairy god mother comes and makes her dreams come true. While at a ball she meets the man of her dreams and puts him through a chase to find her after the ball is over.Original 3-line review: Cinderella is such a classic book for all children. I think this ve [...]

    22. This traditional fiction, good for grades kindergarten-3, is an interesting twist of cinderella. It almost gives a nicer story than the typical book. I do not think that I liked this one as much as the original story but it was still good. I think this book would also be good for a compare and contrast lesson because it is very similar to the original so it would be harder to compare and contrast than something that is extremely opposite. Although I did not like this book as much as the typical [...]

    23. May 2017 - Marshall's illustrations are the best for comedic retellings, and Karlin's text is thorough but just the right length for a read-aloud (some fairy tales are LONG), with lots of fantastic vocabulary - this is totally one of those picture books that illustrates how many more "rare" words show up in books than everyday conversation. Ben was fascinated - we haven't read any other versions, and he saw the Disney movie a few months ago but didn't seem to connect it to this story.

    24. When a young girl gets a new stepmom, she is forced to be a servant and sleep on cinder and ashes. From then on, she was referred to as Cinderella. When Cinderella wanted to go to the ball, she got help from her fairy godmother to transform her. Unfortunately the prince never got her name, and at 12 she had to run off leaving only her slipper behind. Eventually the prince found her and they lived happily ever after.

    25. This book is the basic story we all know of Cinderella. However is is a bit simplified for a young audience. The book teaches that you get what you deserve.

    26. Although solely illustrated and not written by James Marshall, the illustrations are brilliant as usual, and the text is a good retelling.

    27. Cinderella (1989) Written and Illustrated by James MarshallThis story is a pretty traditional retelling of Cinderella. Cinderella’s mother passes away and her father remarries a mean woman with two mean daughters. Cinderella is mistreated by them, forced to do all the housework and chores. When the prince holds a ball, Cinderella’s fairy godmother steps in and grants her a beautiful dress and carriage to wear to the event. There, Cinderella falls in love with the prince, but when the clock s [...]

    28. Karlin, Barbara. Cinderella. Inc 1989. 32 p. Gr. PK-3.Barbara Karlin retells the fairy tale of Cinderella in this European book, Cinderella. The tale is extremely similar to the original where a widower has a beautiful daughter, Cinderella, and remarries a horrible mean woman. This mean woman has two wicked daughters of her own who make Cinderella do all the housework. Cinderella no longer has a bed of her own and is made to sleep on cinders and ashes. One day, the King holds a ball for his han [...]

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