June 25, 2020 0 Comments

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.

Author: Shakalkree Zolotilar
Country: Zambia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 27 January 2009
Pages: 56
PDF File Size: 3.35 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.11 Mb
ISBN: 138-1-72833-241-4
Downloads: 73115
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Jugis

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Caribbeah to Book Page. Preview — Cendrillon by Robert D. A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. You may think you know this story I am going to tell you, but you have not heard it for true. So I will tell you the truth of it. Paperback40 pages.

Published January 1st by Aladdin first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Cendrillonplease sign up. What is the theme?

See 2 questions about Cendrillon…. Lists with This Book. May 04, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves: San Souci along with illustrations by Brian Pinkney and it is about a young woman named Cendrillon who, with the help of her godmother, tries to go to the ball to meet the handsome prince!

I have really enjoyed this version of the classic fairy tale! San Souci has, as usual, done an excellent job at retelling this French-Caribbean folktale and what I really loved about Robert D. San Souci’s writing is that it is cendrllon from the godmother’s point of view. This aspect of the story was quite unusual for me since I have always read the story from Cinderella’s point of view and this was the first time that I have read a version of Cinderella from the godmother’s point of view.

I really did enjoy seeing the story told from the fairy godmother’s point of view because it really helped me see how close the godmother was to Cendrillon and you gain a better understanding of the story if it is told from a first person’s point of view. Another aspect of the story I really loved was how the godmother was so close to Cendrillon that you can cindereloa the relationship as more like a mother and daughter relationship and it made the book so heartwarming to read through.

As I love to read in various fairy tales and folktales that originate from other countries, I was glad that there was a French Creole translation key at the end of the book since it really helped me ciderella the story much better and I love learning about languages from different countries, so this was a treat to read!

Brian Pinkney’s illustrations cadibbean beyond beautiful in this book as all the characters look extremely realistic yet colorful at the same time. I loved the scratchy look that Brian Pinkney provided to the illustrations caribbean it really made the illustrations stand out. My favorite illustration int his book was of the mansion of Monsieur Thibault as his mansion is huge and is surrounded by palm trees and flowers and the purple sky really brought out the true beauty of seeing a lit up mansion at night!

I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the French Creole language might be hard for younger children to understand. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog View all 12 comments. Apr 19, Heather rated it liked it. I like this version of Cinderella because the “bad” people aren’t associated with being “ugly” and being pretty doesn’t make you the good one.

Yes, Cinderella is beautiful in her dress, but there’s no emphasis on ugly step sisters or step mother. The step mother is “puffed up proud” because of xaribbean family’s origins, which I would actually consider to be a “flaw” in a person. Being w isn’t a character caribben. That’s what really xendrillon me about most Cinderella stories. Also, the godmother is a person I like this version of Cinderella cinedrella the “bad” people aren’t associated with being “ugly” and being pretty doesn’t make you the good one.


Also, the godmother is a person not a fairy and is the narrator, which gives the story a nice feel. May 22, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: An entertaining and interesting retelling of Cinderella with a Caribbean flare.

The French-Creole vocabulary is used skillfully; fits with cenddrillon flow of the story rather than being frustrating or jarring. The glossary in the back explains anything that one couldn’t gather via context.

Also appreciated the story being told from the Godmother’s icnderella a charming variation and I liked that she and Cindrillon had a long-established bond. What I enjoyed as much as the Caribbean take and flavor, was the the story was told from the perspective of the godmother.

Here, she’s not so much a fairy, and a kindly lady in Cendrillon’s life, who has inherited a magic rod of wood. I liked the way elements of the traditional tale were woven in, and I liked how cndrillon author seamlessly wove in his won take. To check out my reviews: Except this is the Caribbean version!

I read this book in the 4th grade as it was featured in our textbook and I loved everything censrillon dealt with fairy tales carkbbean then so I was hooked on it from the beginning. Until I started noticing the differences that I was a bit disappointed cinderlela reading it now felt amazi To check out my reviews: Until I cinderslla noticing cwndrillon differences that I was a bit disappointed but reading it now felt amazing and a fresh of breath air for a classic story.

Everyone on the planet knows the story of Cinderella, there’s Disney’s versions, films, musicals, books, and cartoons that illustrate this classic.

We meet the narrator of the story which is godmother of Cendrillon. When the narrator mothers passed away, she gave her this magic wand cendrollon could change objects from one thing to another but the big catch is you can only use the magic for someone you love. She took care of this friend who has a daughter named Cendrillon and when the mother passed away in many ways the godmother takes care of Cendrillon from afar.

Cendrillon gets a new stepmother and she is awful and the interesting aspect is the father lets the abuse because he is afraid of his new wife. He never dies in the book which I found to be a huge difference in the book and a bit sad that you don’t have the courage to stand up and defend your daughter.

The Book Trail Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella – The Book Trail

Cendrillon is treated as a slave and while that may seem tragic she never lets the pain and frustration get personal and enjoys life to the fullest.

They are not royalty but Monsieur Thibault is one of the richest man in the island.

Cendrillon family doesn’t permit her to attend the ball but the godmother makes the connection that she can finally use the magic wand to help her godchild. When everyone in Cendrillon household leaves to the party, the godmother uses her magic and creates a phenomenal carriage and a beautiful gown for Cendrillon and both head to the party.

The illustrations are one of the best I have ever seen in a children’s book and make the magic and beauty of both the Carribean and Cendrillon story to pop out with color and her dress is spectacular in the illustrations better than the Disney animated version.

Plus I love the aspect that the godmother is always watching over Cendrillon and by attending the ball she doesn’t appear like this crazy woman who popped out of nowhere and has magical powers. I do not know for other cultures but especially the Hispanic community, most huge parties that are celebrated in someone’s household, if a girl that hasn’t reached the age of 18 and wants to attend she cannot go by herself.


It seems impolite, prevents the girl to be alone with a boy, and poor manners on the parents part. I can only speak for the Cuban side and I’ve seen this happen countless times in my upbringing. This story reminded me a lot of the movie Ever After with Drew Barrymore?

I used to watch it countless times as a child and I believe because it was a Cinderella story I was just entranced with real people.

What I loved about that movie is the magic aspect doesn’t exist so she gets caught when she attends the party.

Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci | Scholastic

I had the same feeling and I thought Cendrillon would get caught at the ball but I believe since she never cleaned herself up and put makeup and all the beautiful aspect of getting dressed up, it possible that her family didn’t recognize her or they were suspicious as to who is this beautiful woman who walked in. You know the rest of the story of Cinderella so there isn’t much left to explain. Midnight comes and all the magic disappears. Surprisingly the slippers don’t revert back to its original state and Paul makes the decision that he will search for this girl and marry her.

I love how the author made the reference to the original story and in many ways insulted it at the same time. Cindere,la the stepsister is trying on the slipper, the godmother says maybe if you cut of her toes it will finally fit and the stepmother gave a cinderelal that could kill.

I was laughing immediately because that’s the original story of Cinderella. View all 4 comments. May 02, Yesenia rated it it was ok Shelves: San Souci illustrated by Brian Pinkney this story is very non traditional from the Disney Cinderella.

The author tells the story from the first person. The author focuses on telling the real version of Cinderella it a story based on a beautiful cendrilloj girl. The story is told from the perspective of the grandmother.

For the most part it follows the classic fairytale ,but the author includes Creole language and the context may be difficult for chil ” Cendrillon A Caribbean Cinderella” by Robert D. 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. It a great book to read aloud to younger students who are caribvean introduced to cinderflla literature form different countries.


This is a wonderful version of Cinderella, told with a Caribbean flair and incorporates West Indian culture and costumes. Our girls really enjoyed this story. Oct 12, Kayla Rhome rated it it was amazing Shelves: This cindere,la is told in the perspective of a poor washerwoman who looks after a young girl named Cendrillon.

Her stepmother carbibean her very hard and always makes Cendrillon do the work. Nothing was easy for Cendrillon at home, but she always had a smile that lit up the sky and everyone loved her, except her step Plot Summary -This traditional literature tale based off of Cinderella is the Caribbean tale written by Robert D.

Nothing was easy for Cendrillon at home, but she always had a smile that lit up the sky and everyone loved her, except her stepmother and sisters. One day, she was very sad and the washerwoman asked what was wrong.

Cendrillon wanted to go the ball and see Paul her crushbut she was not allowed. Only the stepmother and sisters could go.