Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The orphan : a Cinderella story from Greece / by Anthony L. Manna & Soula Mitakidou ; illustrated by Giselle Potter.

By: Manna, Anthony L.
Contributor(s): Mitakidou, Christodoula | Potter, Giselle [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade, ©2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780375866913; 0375866914; 9780375966910; 0375966919.Uniform titles: Cinderella. English. Subject(s): Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction | Stepsisters -- Juvenile fiction | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Kindness -- Juvenile fiction | Love | Cruelty -- Juvenile fiction | Pride and vanity -- Juvenile fiction | Fairy tales | FolkloreGenre/Form: Folklore.DDC classification: 398.2 | E LOC classification: PZ8.M328 | Or 2011Summary: In this variation on the Cinderella story set in Greece, a girl mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters manages to captivate the prince, with help from Mother Nature and her children.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
CML Dewey Area
398.2 M282or (Browse shelf) Available 0000002246940

In this variation on the Cinderella story set in Greece, a girl mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters manages to captivate the prince, with help from Mother Nature and her children.

Ages 4-8.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Simple yet lyrical storytelling combined with Potter's masterful watercolors brings this tale to life. An unnamed girl has been lovingly and tenderly cared for, but "as people say in Greece," "A child becomes an orphan when she loses her mother." A cruel stepmother and spoiled stepsisters make her life a misery, until she is driven to sob out her story over her mother's grave. Her mother's voice directs her to return home to await "true fortune's blessings." The next day, Mother Nature and her children bestow gifts upon her and adorn her in new finery, and she catches the eye of the prince at the church service. The oral storytelling style uses rhetorical questions and distinctive turns of phrase: "Go, my child, go to good, with all my blessings, go!" Potter's naive style and brilliant colors and perspective heighten the drama and emotion throughout. This well-crafted variation is a welcome addition to the scores of fine "Cinderella" tales and deepens readers' understanding of the story's timeless appeal.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

ANTHONY L. MANNA and SOULA MITAKIDOU's first collaboration, Mr. Semolina-Semolinus- A Greek Folktale, illustrated by Giselle Potter, was an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a New York Public Library Best Book for Children. Anthony has taught at universities in Turkey, Greece, and the U.S. Soula grew up in Greece, and storytelling was an important part of her family's traditions. She now lives in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she teaches at Aristotle University.<br> <br> GISELLE POTTER's children's books include The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner; and Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, a Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal Best Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book. Giselle lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and daughters. Visit her at GisellePotter.com.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.