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Adams, Edward, ed. Korean Cinderella. published in Seoul in 1982 This version is written in both Korean and English and I believe it may still be in print.
Brooke, William. A Teller of Tales. Contains a version with a twist that is appealing to intermediate students.
Buehner, Carolyn, ill. by Mark Buehner. Fanny's Dream. A slightly "fractured" modern farmland version, but sweetly so.
Climo, Shirley The Irish Cinderlad. Harpercollins, 1996. Becan, a poor boy belittled by his stepmother and stepsisters, rescues a princess in distress after meeting a magical bull.
Climo, Shirley, ill. by Ruth Heller. Korean Cinderella. (Korea) The story of how Pear Blossom, the Korean Cinderella, is treated like a slave by her jealous stepmother and forced to perform three impossible tasks. c1993,
Climo, Shirley. Egyptian Cinderella. (Egypt) The story of Rhodopis, a beautiful Greek slave girl whose lost rose-red slipper causes the pharoah to seek her as his queen. An unusual Cinderella tale that is a combination of fact and fable.
Climo, Shirley. The Persian Cinderella. Harpercollins,1999. A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug.
Cole, Babette. Prince Cinders. A new gender twist on the Cinderella story, with Prince Cinders as the main character.
Compton, J. Ashpet, an Appalachian tale. (United States) In this Appalachian Cinderella tale, in a cabin by Eagle's Nest Mountain, lived a servant girl called Ashpet. Ashpet had so much work to do, she couldn't even go to the annual church picnic. However, when old Granny shows up and works some magic, Ashpet outshines the widow's daughters and captures the heart of the doctor's son.
Dahl, Roald. Revolting Rhymes. This book of verse contains a "wicked" version.
Freeman, Judy. Hi-Ho, Librario! Contains "Prinderella and the Cince."
Han, Oki Kongi and Potgi. Although Kongi is treated unfairly by her stepmother and stepsister, she proves she is worthy to become the prince's bride.
Han, Oki. Kongi and Potgi. Dial,1996. Although Kongi is treated unfairly by her stepmother and stepsister, she proves she is worthy to become the prince's bride.
Hooks, W. Moss Gown. (United States) A little known North Carolina tale that combines Shakespeare's King Lear and Cinderella. Beautiful illustrations. Houghton Mifflin.
Huck, Charlotte. Princess Furball. (Russia or Norse?) Once upon a time a cruel king betrothed his motherless daughter to an ogre in exchange for fifty wagons of silver. Horrified, the Princess devises a clever plan to escape. c1989,
Jackson, Ellen. Cinder Edna. The delightful story of what can be accomplished without the help of a fairy godmother.
Jacobs, Joseph. Tattercoats. Putnam, 1989. Retells the traditional English tale of how poor, neglected Tattercoats comes to marry the Prince.
Levine, Gail. Ella Enchanted.
Louis, Ai-Ling. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. (China) A young Chinese girl overcomes mistreatment by her wicked stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of the prince. Putnam.
Lowell, Susan ; ill. by Jane Manning. CINDY ELLEN : A WILD WESTERN CINDERELLA
Martin, Rafe. Rough-face Girl. (Native-American) A touching and unusual version of the Cinderella story from the Algonquin Indians. Beautifully illustrated. Putnam.
Meddaugh, Susan Cinderella's Rat One of the rats that was turned into a coachman by Cinderella's fairy godmother tells his story.
Meddaugh, Susan. Cinderella's Rat. Houghton Mifflin, 1997. One of the rats that was turned into a coachman by Cinderella's fairy godmother tells his story.
Minters, Frances, ill. by G. Brian Karas. Cinder Elly. A 1990's rhyming city version.
Nhuan, Nguyen Thi. Tam Cam: Vietnamese Cinderella Story. (Vietnam) This Cinderella story is presented in both Vietnamese and English. Schocken.
Nimmo, J. Starlight Cloak. (Ireland) An Irish version of the Cinderella story that combines traditional folk figures with new characters. c1993
Perlman, Janet. Cinderella Penguin or, the Little Glass Flipper. (Antartica) When Cinderella Penguin waddles into the ball, the Penguin Prince is smitten. True to the tale, the Penguin Prince finds her and they live happily ever after. "An amusing variant with a silly premise that works throughout the book"
Perrault, Charles, ill. by Marcia Brown Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper. (France) Traditional Cinderella tale from France. Beautifully illustrated version of the classic tale. Dial.
Pullman, I WAS A RAT
San Souci, Robert Cendrillon Creole variant set in the Caribbean narrated by her godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
San Souci, Robert Cendrillon. Simon Schuster,1998. Creole variant set in the Caribbean narrated by her godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
San Souci, Robert. Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story. (Native-American) A beautifully illustrated Native-American version of the traditional Cinderella story. Dell.
Schroeder, Alan . Smoky Mountain Rose. Based on Chas. Perrault's version of Cinderella but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.
Schroeder, Alan Smoky Mountain Rose Based on Chas. Dial,1997. Perrault's version of Cinderella but set in the Smoky Mountains. Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.
Shorto, Russell. Cinderella and Cinderella's Stepsister. This "fractured" version tells the tale from two points of view.
Silverman, Erica Raisel's Riddle The Jewish version of Cinderella, in which a poor but educated young woman captivates her Prince Charming, a rabbi's son, at a Purim ball.
Silverman, Erica Raisel's Riddle Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1999. The Jewish version of Cinderella, in which a poor but educated young woman captivates her Prince Charming, a rabbi's son, at a Purim ball.
Steptoe, John. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. (Africa) Mufaro has two beautiful daughters, one who is sweet and kind and one who is mean and jealous of her sister. Goodness wins out in the end, with the help of a little magic, when the king's son must choose a wife. Morrow.
Yorinks, A. Ugh. (Prehistoric) Life changes drastically for Ugh, a poor, mistreated cave boy, after he invents the bicycle, in this new twist on the Cinderella story. c1993
Napoli,Donna Jo: Bound; Chinese Cinderella story, interesting plot/storyline geared toward young adult readers
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