Cendrillon has ratings and reviews. Ronyell said: I have read many different versions of “Cinderella” during my time, but this is the first t. Located in the Caribbean Sea, Martinique is known for its read the selection Cendrillon, look for details that are special to A Caribbean Cinderella. Strategy . The story of Cinderella has been retold and revised numerous ways by cultures around the world. Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella () by Robert D. San.

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A Cinderella Story from Greece. The story is told from the godmother’s point of view. This gives the story a deep French Caribbean feel to it.

I loved the scratchy look that Brian Pinkney provided to the illustrations since it really made the illustrations stand out. Hurray for marketplace sellers!

She has just caribbbean thing in the world to love, her goddaughter Cendrillon. Changes for Molly by Valerie Tripp, Illustrations An interesting activity might be to do a compare and contrast between this book and the traditional American tale.

This story reminded me a lot of the movie Ever After with Drew Barrymore? A vital rendition of an old favorite.

This can be a great way to make students pay attention to detail in order to find similarities and differences. Cendrillon’s plot is pretty much the same as the original cinderella BUT this story is told by the god mother which makes it interesting! In a hurry, Cendrillon leaves behind one of her embroidered slipper, which Paul uses to help him search for the owner of the slipper. Visit Amazon global store. It is similar to the “original” Cinderella that we are all aware of.


The differences are in the details. This book can also introduce students to the Caribbean culture. The Caribbean language and culture was included throughout the book, and the glossary and pronunciation guide at the back of the book was also a nice addition. I definitely plan on sharing this book with my future students!

I believe this book would make a great read aloud for upper elementary school students or an independent read for middle school students.

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

I would like to do a unit on different Cinderella stories like we did in class. Cendrillon’s Fairy Godmother works her magic so Cendrillon can atttend the ball that’s a prominent part of this fairy tale.

Cendrillion worked as a washerwoman, who scrubbed other people’s sheets and shirts. The colors and textures add to the fairytale and also allow readers to visualize the cultural aspect of this book. Here’s how terms and conditions apply. Now you can hear the tale from someone who was there: The book also brings in various Caribbean dialects, that children might not be exposed to without access to the book or being around or from people from the region.

I would recommend reading this book to children for an extra insight to a wonderful and magical version of Cinderella. May 04, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everyone on the planet knows the story of Cinderella, there’s Disney’s versions, films, musicals, books, and cartoons that illustrate this classic.

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The story follows the traditional plot in which Cen Cendrillon is the Creole version of the classic Cinderella fairy tale told through the narration of the kindly Fairy Godmother character. I saw love returned from cendri,lon sweet brown eyes. Her godmother uses the wand to make Cendrillon a beautiful gown and carriage so she can go to the ball.


Until I started noticing the differences that I was a bit disappointed but reading it now felt amazing and a fresh of breath air for a classic story.

The stepmom makes Cendrillon work like a servant and favors her own daughter over her. Cindeerella 11, Lauren Paravate rated it really liked it Shelves: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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She had to leave cendrollon embroidered slipper behind. When Cendrillon is denied to attend a big ball for Paul whom she likesshe is heartbroken. They ended up getting married after finding out she was the one and only beautiful lady his eyes had fell in love with the csribbean before. He is so handsome and well spoken, he is like a prince. See our Returns Policy. San Souci illustrated by Brian Pinkney this story is very non traditional from the Disney Cinderella.

For the most part it follows the classic fairytale ,but the author includes Creole language and the context may be difficult for children to understand.

Perhaps that’s why Pinkney uses every opportunity to infuse his pictures with action, whether it’s Cendrillon being pulled out of the party by her godmother or sweeping across a dance floor when she finally dances with her bridegroom. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the finderella wand her mother left her — and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life.