"...A worthwhile addition to picture book collections." -- Booklist."Executed with chromatic splendor--a unique combination of brilliance and restraint." -- The Horn Book"Every library will be enriched by it." -- School Library Journal.
A beautifully told Cinderella story from China. The very sensitive reader may be alarmed by the stabbing of Cinderella's beloved fish and how the stepmother and stepsister are crushed by rocks in the final line, but these are the only two gruesome incidents. The illustrations are lovely and the recurring pattern of the fish is original.