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The Egyptian Cinderella [Paperback]

Shirley Climo , Ruth Heller
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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1 Feb 1992
Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing - no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodipis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharoah himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharoah has promised to find the slipper's owner and make her queen of all Egypt?

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; 1st Harper Trophy Ed edition (1 Feb 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064432793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064432795
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.1 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Long ago, in the land of Egypt, where the green Nile River widens to meet the blue sea, there lived a maiden called Rhodopis. Read the first page
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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THE EGYPTIAN CINDERELLA is a wonderful story to read to a young child or outloud to a classroom. It is a book that has outstanding illustrations in bold and rich colors. It would be a great way to introduce Egyptian history to an elementry class or a unit on fairy tales. The author's note in the back should not be missed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book review 18 May 2012
By Lesley
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Rhodopis is a girl taken from the country of Greece and the red rose slippers are the only things that make her smile. A bird swoops down and takes one of the red rose slippers. She is really upset, but she does not know that it will land on the pharaohs lap himself? But she does not know the owner of the slipper will be the queen of Egypt?
The story is suitable for 4 or over. My favourite bit of the story is when Rhodopis gets the red rose slippers and my favourite character is Rhodopis. I think I would recommend to younger people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good retelling of a classic favorite 14 Aug 2005
This retelling of Cinderella is rather different from the classic version, but still retains much of the same plot. Rhodopis, a Greek slave, is picked on by the Egyptian servants in her master's household. She befriends the animals, and dances for them often. One time, her master saw her dancing and was so impressed that he gave her a pair of slippers gilded in rose-red gold.
When the servant girls go to visit the pharaoh, Rhodopis is left behind to do the washing. A falcon steals one of her slippers, and brings it to the pharaoh, who decides to search for and marry the girl whose foot fits the slipper.
The suddenness of the pharaoh deciding to search for and marry Rhodopis annoys me, but other than that the story is told very well, and the words flow nicely. The illustrations in this book are very beautiful, but slightly different from those I am used to. The manner in which animals and plants appear on every page, especially when Rhodopis is around, is a nice touch.
This book is a good variant on a popular story, and the pictures make it very memorable. A very good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rudophis of the 26th dynasty 10 Nov 2006
I think this is brilliant western take on the 26th dynasty courtesan Rudophis (Greek for rosy cheeks) in a story recorded by Strabo in which the courtesan's slipper is carried off by a bird and dropped in the pharoah's lap and he falls in love with her through the slipper. A very clever little book, indeed with a lot more to it than meets the eye.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Ancient Egypt topic 20 Jan 2013
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Ideal for a teacher to use in her Ancient Egyptian topic - I used with Year 5 but you could amend for younger classes
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