Synopses & Reviews
Praise for the Folk Tale Classics: and#8220;Just as inviting today as when they first appeared decades ago.and#8221; and#8212;School Library Journal Paul Galdoneand#8217;s version of the classic fairy tale stands above the rest.and#160;Hisand#160;gentle retelling is resplendent with lush artwork andand#160;storytelling that weavesand#160;the magical tale ofand#160;aand#160;princess both beautiful and kind. This lovely story is now a Folk Tale Classic, with gold foil stamping on the cover and saturated, full-color illustrations throughout. A beautiful andand#160;value-priced edition of a classic, this bookand#160;deserves a placeand#160;in every child's library!
"The pages sparkle with exquisite artwork and lovely colors". -- The New Yorker
"A perfect picture book. The text...(has) a pertness, a kind of sauciness, that refreshes and at the same time reflects its French origin". -- Saturday Review
"This favorite of all fairy tales has been given a lively retelling, made truly magical by some of the most exquisite pictures you ever saw". -- Chicago Sunday Tribune
In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.
There is perhaps no better loved, no more universal story than Cinderella.
Almost every country in the world has a version of it, but the favorite of story-tellers is the French version by Charles Perrault.
This translation is excellent for story-telling and also for reading aloud. Marcia Brown's illustrations are full of magic and enchantment from the little cupids putting back the hands of the clock to the last scene at the palace. They are pictures that will stay in a child's mind.
This new addition to the Folk Tale Classics series is aand#160;stunning retelling of the classic fairy tale by Paul Galdone. Featuringand#160;full-color illustrations throughout and gold foil stamping on the cover, this timeless princess story is a must-have!
About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.