The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. A Month of Cinderellas Continued.

 Click here to buy The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story

A little girl named Maha convinces her widowed father to marry the widow next-door. Her stepmother, jealous of her skills and beauty, overworks and under feeds her when the father is away. When Maha frees a talking fish, her stepmother threatens to beat her. The fish provides her with a gold coin. As time passes, the fish helps Maha over and over.

One day, he provides beautiful clothing for her to attend the wedding of a master merchant. On the way home she loses her golden sandal in the river. And so the story continues until she is wed and happy.

This version comes from Iraq and contains reference to Allah.

There is an illustrator’s note at the end of the book explaining the complex, detailed, and beautiful techniques used to make the illustrations. The pictures are detailed, fascinating, and expressive.

Well worth taking a look.

thumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tiny

Bonnie Ferrante: Books For All Ages

Advertisements

One thought on “The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. A Month of Cinderellas Continued.

Please Leave a Reply in the comment section.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s