The Egyptian Cinderella

The Egyptian Cinderella Climo has woven this ancient tale a mixture of fact and myth with clarity and eloquence The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller s arresting illustrations A stunning combination

  • Title: The Egyptian Cinderella
  • Author: Shirley Climo Ruth Heller
  • ISBN: 9780064432795
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Climo has woven this ancient tale, a mixture of fact and myth, with clarity and eloquence The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller s arresting illustrations A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations that makes a winner for story hours, as well as a useful resource for the study of Cinderella through the ages Climo has woven this ancient tale, a mixture of fact and myth, with clarity and eloquence The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller s arresting illustrations A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations that makes a winner for story hours, as well as a useful resource for the study of Cinderella through the ages SLJ Notable 1989 Children s Trade Books in Social Studies NCSS CBC

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    1. Reading multicultural books in your classroom is an excellent way for teachers to introduce students to the perspectives of people from cultures all around the world, and teaches them about people beyond the walls of their American classroom. The story called, Egyptian Cinderella, by Shirley Climo, tells one of the oldest known versions of the Cinderella story from an Egyptian perspective. This story was a WOW book for me because it opened my eyes to a new version of one of my favorite stories. [...]


    2. Well, I have 4 more picture books to read in 2010, two illustrated by Ruth Heller and two both written & illustrated by her. I’m glad that I’m reading this book and The Korean Cinderella in succession; it will be interesting to compare them. Both are written by Shirley Climo.I enjoy Heller’s work, and I’ve read many of her books (and I own quite a few) but I recently noticed that I’ve been unaware of some books by her or at least illustrated by her.While I read this book because of [...]


    3. A great educational book for your children over the preschool age. My 6 yr old loved it. Lots of good information with beautiful pictures that will help keep children engaged. A great addition to any children's library.


    4. This book by Shirley Climo and illustrated by Ruth Heller (who is a great- and one of my fave- illustrator) is a great book telling a very similar story of Cinderella. In this retelling of an ancient legend that mixes fact and fable, Rhodopis (meaning rosy-cheeked), otherwise widely known as Cinderella, is a Greek beauty who is captured and taken to Egypt where she is sold as a slave. Rhodopis is a beautiful dancer and therefore is gifted by her master a beautiful pair of shoes. As a pharaoh hol [...]


    5. I loved this book. It was a great way to promote diversity and perspective. In this book Rhodopis was stolen by pirates and sold as a slave in Egypt. Because she was from Greece she did not look like the other girls in Egypt. They took to taunting her for rosy red cheeks. She continued to befriend, sing, and dance with animals instead. When her master saw her dancing, he had dainty red slippers made just for Rhodopis. The other girls became jealous. The girls went to see the Pharaoh who was hold [...]


    6. Rhodopis is the Egyptian Cinderella in this text who, as a child, was stolen by pirates. Rhodopis is surrounded by servant girls who look and act different from her. Her name means "rosy-cheeked" in Greek which is where she was captured from. While the servant girls tease Rhodopis and bark orders at her, her master believes she is different. He gives her a beautiful pair of slippers.The story then begins to follow the traditional story of Cinderella to some extent. The prince in this story is th [...]


    7. I *loved* this book as a child--I think partly because it was my first introduction to the idea that fairy tales can have different versions. Reading it to my kids as an adult, I still enjoy the story and the pictures, and I think it's interesting that Climo did some research and that the story apparently has some (small) basis in history. BUT, I think that there are some racial overtones that I didn't pick up on as a kid and that I don't like. Rhodopis, the Cinderella figure, is described as "r [...]


    8. We recently read The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo and Ruth Heller and after reading some of the reviews, I realized they had collaborated on another Cinderella variant as well. This was an entertaining version of the classic tale. The narrative is interesting and incorporates Egyptian culture. I thought it was fascinating that the story is based on actual people and is one of the oldest versions of the 'Cinderella'-type tale. The illustrations are colorful and complement the story nicely. [...]


    9. Rhodopis was taken as a child from her home in Greece and sold into enslavement in Egypt. The household Egyptian servants were jealous after she received a gift of rose-red slippers from her master, later to be lost and found by Pharaoh Amasis. A servant says that Rhodopis is a slave and she isn’t even Egyptian but the pharaoh defends his future bride with, ”She is the most Egyptian of all, for her eyes are as green as the Nile, her hair as feathery as papyrus and her skin the pink of a lotu [...]


    10. The tale of Rhodopis is taken from both fact and fiction. This Cinderella was born in a northern part of Greece and then kidnapped by pirates and taken to Egypt. As a person from Greek decent I was never told of this story or this version of the story. It was interesting to read and learn a little more about my culture. Amasis is the Pharaoh. When a slipper is dropped into his lap he believes the god Horus sends it to him as a sign. "Every maiden in Egypt must try this shoe! She whose foot it fi [...]


    11. The descriptive language in this book is beautiful, as are the illustrations. The story flows very well. As I read it, I enjoyed making comparisons between this version and the more traditional version of the story. I also thought of all the connections I could make when I teach Ancient Egypt next year to my students. This book would be a great lead into study of daily life in Ancient Egypt, as well as the gods, the pharaohs, geography, and a literature comparison between different versions of C [...]


    12. I really enjoyed this Cinderella retelling, mostly for all of the different and unique elements. However, it only gets three stars because of said appreciation of how interesting it was. Otherwise, this sucker would get one or two stars for the awful illustrations. They were loud, trippy, and just plain ugly. They hurt to look at.


    13. So this was based on an actual Greek slave girl, but even Cohen pointed out how she was white and blond and therefore "good" while the Egyptian slave girls were like the wicked stepsisters.


    14. Title: The Egyptian CinderellaAuthor: Shirley Climo; Illustrated by Ruth HellerCategories/Genres: Picture Book/TraditionalCopyright date: 1989Estimate of age level of interest: Age 4 - 9Estimate of reading level: 2nd- 4th GradeBrief description: Version of Cinderella set in Egypt during the sixth century. Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book.This Egyptian version of Cinderella has been around since the 1st Century BCE. This versi [...]


    15. In this traditional book Rhodophis was taken from her home in Greece and sold as a slave in Egypt, she befriended the animals, and worked for her master day in and day out. One day her master bought her a pair of gold slippers, these slippers made the other women envious of her, but not long after receiving the slippers did a great falcon come and take one of her slippers away, and took the slipper to the majesty and dropped the slipper in his lap. The Pharaoh searched for the owner of the slipp [...]


    16. 4.5 stars An adaptation of the oldest version of the Cinderella story. Rhodopis (born Greek) was a slave in Egypt to the same master that owned Aesop. She eventually became the consort of Pharaoh Amasis II. Historically, Strabo and Herodotus tell her story, which is reflected in the book"when she was bathing, an eagle snatched one of her sandals and while the king was administering justice in the open air, the eagle, when it arrived above his head, flung the sandal into his lap. Stirred both by [...]


    17. As I understand it, this is probably the earliest version of Cinderella extant, and from that perspective it's fascinating. The slippers are still there. The fairy godmother is Horus himself. There's even still a bizarre tiny-foot thing going on. "Cinderella" here is Greek, and she's a green-eyed, wavy haired blonde slave who's made fun of by the Egyptian servant girls. There's a touch of possible racial tension here that I could see, but it appears mild. Overall, I can see where this spawned th [...]


    18. Rhodopis is Greek slave in the land of Egypt. Because of this the other girls in the land tease her, and treat her as their lesser. Rhodopis master obtained a pair of red rose slippers just for her, but she is devastated when a falcon swoops by, and takes off with her slippers. Little does she know, the falcon delivered the slippers to the Pharaoh, and so begins his quest to find the owner so that he can make her his queen. This multicultural take on the classic story of Cinderella was a delight [...]


    19. The author's note at the end of the book says that this story is both fact and fable. The says there was in fact a Greek slave girl named Rhodopis who married the Pharaoh Amasis and became his queen. I wanted to find out more and googled the story and found an article that says this may not actually be an ancient tale. The rest of the story is a different version of the traditional Cinderella story. In this story, it is not older sisters who torment her but the servant girls and a falcon carries [...]


    20. I'd seen this on my library shelf for years and finally got around to reading it while searching for resources for a lesson on Cinderella fairy tales. This is wonderful! I love fairy tales anyway, but this one has at least some basis in fact-- Rhodopis really was a slave girl who married a Pharoah!!


    21. Grade range: 2-5Genre: Traditional LiteratureThis is such a fun rendition of the traditional Cinderella story. I think this could be awesome to help deeper develop a student's understanding on the Cinderella story. But I would probably use this as a comparison to have students compare and contrast the traditional Cinderella story to one of a different culture.



    22. I think my favorite part is the illustrations, but the story was a very interesting Cinderella version. I like how this is based on real historical figures, too.


    23. I loved this story! I love anything Egyptian and fairytales so this was the perfect book for me. The illustrations were very beautiful!


    24. we're going to go to all the effort to set cinderella in Egypt, but gonna make sure to keep the princess as a blond white girl? Bleh.




    25. Categories/Genres for this class fulfilled by this book: Traditional LiteratureCopyright Date: 1989Estimate of age level of interest: Kindergarten -Grade 4 Estimate of reading level: Grade 3Brief description: In a retelling of the classic Cinderella, a blonde haired Grecian slave is treated poorly by the other Egyptian maidens until the Pharaoh searches the cities to find the owner of the gold slipper brought to him by a falcon. Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and [...]


    26. There is an ancient legend about a young girl called Rhodopis who was stolen from her home in Greece. She was taken to Egypt and sold as a slave. Rhodopis didn't look like the Egyptian servant girls - she was fairer - and they teased her and made her work hard because she was a slave.Rhodopis loved to dance. One day her master saw her beautiful dancing and gave her sparkly dainty slippers made just for her. Jealous, the Egyptian servant girls made her work even harder. When the Pharaoh was holdi [...]


    27. Title: The Egyptian Cinderella Author: Shirley ClimoIllustrator: Ruth HellerGenre: Egyptian FolktaleTheme(s): Destiny, Pride, GreedinessOpening line/sentence: “Long ago, in the land of Egypt, where the green Nile River widens to meet the blue sea, there lived a maiden called Rhodopis. When she was still a small child, Rhodopis had been stolen by pirates. She was snatched from her home in Greece, taken across the sea to Egypt, and there sold as a slave.”Brief Book Summary: This Egyptian versi [...]


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