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The Egyptian Cinderella

Written & illustrated by Shirley Climo
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This Egyptian spin on the classic Cinderella tale was initially recorded in the first century by a Roman historian and is retold here by folklorist Shirley Climo.

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, Rhodopis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharaoh himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharaoh has promised to find the slipper’s owner and make her queen of all Egypt?

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The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.5 / 7.0

The Egyptian Cinderella does a superb job of introducing young and old readers alike to one of the first Cinderella tales: the story of the Greek slave girl Rhodopis who married the Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis. It’s a lengthy tale for a children’s book but very well done.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.75 / 7.0
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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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Who Wrote The Egyptian Cinderella

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Shirley Climo

<p>Shirley Climo’s love of folklore began in her childhood and has provided the background for many of her children’s books, such as <em>The Korean Cinderella, Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World, </em> and <em>Someone Saw a Spider: Spider Facts and Folktales, </em> an NCTE Teacher’s Choice and Library of Congress Best Children’s Book that was originally inspired by her research for <em>Cobweb Christmas.</em> Mrs. Climo and her husband live in Los Altos, California.</p>

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