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The Egyptian Cinderella

The Egyptian Cinderella

by Shirley Climo Illustrated by Ruth Heller

Rhodopis, a Greek slave in ancient Egypt, is given a pair of rose-red slippers by her kindly old master. When a falcon swoops down and soars away with one of them, she is heartbroken. Little does she know that the falcon will deliver her slipper to the great Pharaoh himself, who will search Egypt to find its owner.

"Climo has woven this ancient tale, a mixture of fact and myth, with clarity and eloquence. The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller's arresting illustrations. A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations [that makes] a winner for story hours, as well as a useful resource for the study of Cinderella through the ages." — School Library Journal

Notable 1989 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

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Shirley Climo
Ruth Heller

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