I always find it interesting to discover that a beloved story has many different variations. I never knew that so many other cultures around the world had stories similar to the ones I grew up with. Take Cinderella, for example.
First of all, I didn’t know that it started as a fairy tale – not the Disney version. Then, as we began to explore the story a bit more, I discovered that there are many versions of the Cinderella story – from the Wild West to Africa and China and beyond.
I think it’s fun for kids to read several versions of the same story. It’s fun for them to choose two or three of their favorites to compare and contrast. It makes for great discussions! Give it a try with these Cinderella stories from around the world.
Cinderella Stories from Around the World
- The Rough-Face Girl – A Native-American version of the Cinderella story
- Adelita – A Mexican version of the Cinderella story
- Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
- Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter – An African Cinderella story
- The Orphan: A Cinderella Story from Greece
- The Egyptian Cinderella
- The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story
- Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella
- Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition
- The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story
- The Persian Cinderella
- Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella
- Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India
- The Gospel Cinderella
- The Korean Cinderella
- The Irish Cinderlad
Now, let’s get on to this week’s What to Read Wednesday link-up! Last week’s most clicked post was Real Strategies for Dealing with Mom Anger at Your Vibrant Family. This week, I’m featuring the following posts that were linked-up last week:
- How Quick Are You? at Jump Into a Book
- 3 Tips to Encourage Reluctant Readers to Read More at Smart Mom Hacks
- Picture Books About Reptiles at Pages and Margins
- 25 Books About Spring at Homeschool Preschool
If you have a children’s literature or other family-friendly post you’d like to share, please link up with us. Share what you’ve been reading with your kiddos. Do you have a fun book-based activity or printable? Share it with us. You may find yourself featured next week!
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