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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to sahare with your young child or classroom.
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!
Published on 4 July 1998

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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not true to the Cinderella tale, but a nice story to read.
This Egyptian version of Cinderella was a nice tale. However, I was very dissapointed to see a blonde haired green eyed girl on the cover. The cover is not a representative of Egypt. I understand the girl was stolen from her country, however, the story does not follow the Cinderella tale. The authors note was very interesting, and should be read by all those...
Published on 17 Jun 1999


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to sahare with your young child or classroom., 4 July 1998
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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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good retelling of a classic favorite, 14 Aug 2005
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...Loggie... "Loggie-log-log-log" (I live on the earth, in the western hemisphere, in North America, in the country of the United States of America, in Illinois in the town of Champaign) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Egyptian Cinderella (Paperback)
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review, 18 May 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Rudophis of the 26th dynasty, 10 Nov 2006
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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 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Children's Traditional Tale, 15 April 2011
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This book is excellent for use in primary schools using the Creative Curriculum. I used it as an extended text whilst working on the topic 'All Around the World'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 5 May 2014
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I used this book on placement with a year three class, and it worked really well! It works great in contrast with the traditional Cinderella, and a good five weeks of work was planned around this book :)
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not true to the Cinderella tale, but a nice story to read., 17 Jun 1999
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This Egyptian version of Cinderella was a nice tale. However, I was very dissapointed to see a blonde haired green eyed girl on the cover. The cover is not a representative of Egypt. I understand the girl was stolen from her country, however, the story does not follow the Cinderella tale. The authors note was very interesting, and should be read by all those interested in the Cinderella fairy tales.
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