Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Social Science
Covering a period of more than one hundred years of work by renowned folklorists, these enlightening essays explore the timeless tale of Cinderella. In addition to the most famous versions of the story (Basile's Pentamerone, Perrault's Cendrillon, and the Grimm's Aschenputtel), this casebook includes articles on other versions of the tale from Russian, English, Chinese, Greek and French folklore. The volume concludes with several interpretive essays, including a psychoanalytic view from Dundes and a critique of the popularization of Cinderella in America. "Folklorists, scholars of children's literature, and feminists should appreciate particularly the wide scope of this collection . . . now in paperback with an updated Bibliographical Addendum. . . . Most helpful are the two-page introductions to each variant and to each essay which include a brief overview of the historical times as well as suggested additional sources for more discussion."--Danny Rochman, Folklore Forum "A milestone, a near complete source of primary and secondary materials. . . . The selected analytical writing include definitive classic and new discoveries, covering the whole range of methodological modes and theoretical perspectives from early forms and typology to myth-ritual, social-historical, anthropological, and psychoanalytical readings. The annotated bibliography is most helpful, illuminating, and comprehensive, encompassing publications in other Western languages and works by Asianists."--Chieko Mulhern, Asian Folklore Studies "One can imagine several dimensions on which psychoanalysts might find such a collection interesting: as examples of applied psychoanalysis, in relation to philosophical and cultural examination of imaginative material, in relation to child development, and in the correlations between folktales of a particular culture and individual histories."--Kerry Kelly Novick, Psychoanalytic Quarterly
In this beloved tale, Cinderella attends the royal ball with the help of her fairy godmother and captures the prince’s heart. Children will eagerly continue reading to see what happens when the clock strikes midnight and the magic disappears! This title, retold in English and Spanish, is an excellent skill-builder for reading and foreign language comprehension. Between the covers of this 32-page book is a classic tale of magic, imagination, and inspiration that delights children again and again. The stories in this series capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page. With captivating illustrations, this 8" x 8" book can inspire a lifelong love for literature and reading
Perrault's tale is the best-known of all the Cinderella-type stories and was published in 1697. Iona and Peter Opie ('The Classic Fairytales' Oxford University Press, 1974) describe hundreds of tellings in many languages, including a thousand-year-old Chinese version with remarkable parallels to the current telling in earlier centuries, a girl's only choice of moving from rags to riches was by making a fortunate marriage. 'Cinderella,' the all-time favourite fairytale, epitomises this romantic dream. Set in any small European princedom, circa 19th century.
Author: Norman Robbins
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Pantomine12 characters and chorusScenery: Simple setsFollows the famous story in a straightforward version: although the traditional pantomine introduces additions, the narrative line remains the salient feature: the arrival of the stepmother and her two horrific daughters; Cinderella's maltreatment in the kitchen; the faithful Buttons; Cinderella's kindness to the old woman who turns out to be the fairy godmother; the handsome Prince and the Ball and all the rest of the famous story. May be staged very simply if necessary. The position and style of the songs are indicated in the text, but the choice is left to the director.
Author: Cele C. Otnes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2003-10-17
Genre: Social Science
A lavish wedding marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture - romantic love and excessive consumption. This work offers a look at the historical, social and psychological strains that come together to make it the most important cultural ritual in contemporary consumer culture.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2008-02-05
As the clock strikes midnight, remember . . . Each moment we have to spend with our children is a blessing from above. But as we cherish this chapter of life, we realize the pages of time will keep turning. Alternating between the voices of a father and his daughter, Cinderella celebrates the blessings of childhood, family, love and life. You will be enchanted by this modern fairytale that teaches us how to hand our own Cinderella her glass slippers and let her go.
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Cinderella moves into the era of flapper girls and the Charleston in a new telling of this famous rags-to-riches tale. Blinded by love, Cinderella’s father marries unwisely and brings home a heartless wife, and her bossy and wicked daughters, Elvira and Ermintrude. They will stop at nothing to make life miserable for Cinderella. On the day of a grand ball at the Palace, the wicked stepfamily get dressed in their finery to attend, leaving poor Cinders behind. However, Cinderella is visited by a kind fairy godmother, with exquisite fashion sense. In her beautiful beaded dress and glass slippers, Cinderella catches Prince Roderick’s heart, but then on the stroke of midnight has to desert him. Will true love find a way to bring them back together again? Other titles in the series: Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Little Red.
Author: Cari Meister
Publisher: In the Hands of a Child
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Think there's just one fairy tale with an overworked girl and wicked stepsisters? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Cinderella stories. Visit Canada, China, Egypt and France, and find out whose glass slippers are made of red silk, and whose fairy godmother is a fish.