Cinderella Stories From Around the World
There are many versions of this classic tale from all over the world. Here are some from the library collection.
This booklist was contributed by Appleton Public Library Children's Services, 1/08 7/11
Africa and the Middle East
- The Golden Sandal (1998) An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish.
- Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (1988) Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
- The Persian Cinderella (1999) A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug.
- Raisel's Riddle (1999) A Jewish version of the Cinderella story, in which a poor but educated young women captivates her "Prince Charming" a rabbi's son, at a Purim ball.
Asia & South East Asia
- Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella (2001) With the help of a magical Spirit of the Forest, Abadeha wins happiness and love through patience and hard work.
- Angkat: the Cambodian Cinderella (1998) In the first English language retelling of this ancient Cambodian tale, our heroine goes further, survives more, and has to conquer even her own mortality to regain her rightful place. Cambodia's Cinderella, Angkat--child of ashes--endures great wrongs as she seeks to rise above distresses caused by her own family.
- The Gift of the Crocodile (2000) In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, a girl named Damura escapes her cruel stepmother and stepsister and marries a handsome prince with the help of Grandmother Crocodile.
- Jouanah, a Hmong Cinderella (1996) Despite a cruel stepmother's schemes, Jouanah, a young Hmong girl, finds true love and happiness with the aid of her dead mother's spirit and a pair of special sandals.
- The Korean Cinderella (1993) In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife.
- Ntsuag Nos : ib tug Cinderella Hmoob (1996) Translation of: Jouanah, a Hmong Cinderella.
Translation of: Jouanah, a Hmong
Despite a cruel stepmother's schemes, Jouanah, a young Hmong girl, finds true love and happiness with the aid of her dead mother's spirit and a pair of special shoes.
- Tam and Cam: the Ancient Vietnamese Cinderella Story (2006) Aided by Buddha, Tam faces the jealousy of her stepmother and stepsister through several incarnations, ultimately regaining her position as bride of the king who has loved her as a bird, as a tree, and as herself.
- Wishbones : a Folk Tale from China (1993) In this Chinese version of the Cinderella tale, Yeh Hsien uses magic fishbones to dress herself in finery for the Cave Festival, where she loses a slipper in fleeing from her wicked stepmother.
- Yeh-Shen a Cinderella story from China (1982) This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.
- Cinderella (1985) The French folktale is retold by Amy Ehrlich with illustrations by renouned artist Susan Jeffers.
- Cinderella (2002) Although she is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, a kind-hearted young woman manages to attend the palace ball with the help of her fairy godmother. This version of the French folktale is illustrated by Ruth Sanderson.
- Cinderella (1981) In a German version of the classic tale, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper in her haste to flee the palace before her fairy godmother's magic loses effect.
- Cinderella (2010) A young girl named Cinderella is mistreated by her stepmother and two stepsisters and, with the encouragement and assistance of her fairy godmother, overcomes a series of obstacles in order to fulfill her destiny.
- Cinderella (2000) Although mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella meets her prince with the help of her fairy godmother.
- Cinderella : or, The Little Glass Slipper (1954) Brown's illustrated translation of Perrault's tale in which Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper in her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect won the 1955 Caldecott medal.
- Cinderella = Cenicienta (2001) Although mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella meets her prince with the help of her fairy godmother.
- Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper. (1972) This version of the French folktale is illustrated by Errol Le Cain.
- Fair, Brown & Trembling : an Irish Cinderella Story (2000) This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her older sisters to become the bride of a prince, is based on a Irish folktale.
- Irish Cinderlad (Climo) Becan, a poor boy belittled by his stepmother and stepsisters, rescues a princess in distress after meeting a magical bull.
- Princess Furball (1989) An English variant of "Cinderella" in which a princess in a coat of a thousand furs hides her identity from a king who falls in love with her.
- The Way Meat Loves Salt : a Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition (1998) In this Eastern European Jewish variant of the Cinderella story, the youngest daughter of a rabbi is sent away from home in disgrace, but thanks to the help of the prophet Elijah, marries the son of a renowned scholar and is reunited with her family. Includes words and music to a traditional Yiddish wedding song.
- Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story (2002) After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta.
- Ashpet: An Appalachian Tale (1994) In this Appalachian variant of the Cinderella tale, old Granny helps Ashpet attend the church picnic where she charms Doc Ellison's son but loses one of her fancy red shoes.
- Cendrillon: a Cajun Cinderella Orleans and including French words and phrases which are defined on the bottom of each page.
- Cendrillon: a Caribbean Cinderella A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
- Cenicienta This beginning reader in the Spanish language tells of Cinderella's trip to a ball at the palace.
- Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition (2000) In this Mexican retelling of the Cinderella story, there is no glass slipper and no fairy godmother. All Domitila has are her innate qualities and talents, resulting in the transformation of Timoteo, her suitor.
- The Gospel Cinderella (2004) A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball.
- Little Gold Star : a Spanish American Cinderella Tale (2000) A Spanish American retelling of the familiar story of a kind girl who is mistreated by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. In this version, the Virgin Mary replaces the traditional fairy godmother.
- Little Gold Star: a Cinderella Cuento (2000) (Spanish American)
In this variation of the Cinderella story, coming from the Hispanic tradition in New Mexico, Arciá and her wicked stepsisters have different encounters with a magical hawk and are left physically changed in ways that will affect their meeting with the prince.
- Moss Gown (1987) (Southern United States)
After failing to flatter her father as much as her two evil sisters do, Candace is banished from his plantation and only after much time and meeting her Prince Charming, is her father able to appreciate her love.
- The Rough-Face Girl (1992) In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. This variation on the Cinderella tale takes place in an Algonquin village on the shores of Lake Ontario.
- Smoky Mountain Rose: an Appalachian Cinderella (1997) In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.
- Sootface: an Ojibwa Cinderella Story (1994) Although she is mocked and mistreated by her two older sisters, an Indian maiden wins a mighty invisible warrior for her husband with her kind and honest heart.
- Sumorella: a Hawaii Cinderella Story (Takayama) Mango Boy's wish for a chance to be a sumo wrestler like his brothers comes true with a little help from the magic manapua man.
- The Turkey Girl: a Zuni Cinderella Story (1996) In this Indian variant of a familiar story, some turkeys make a gown of feathers for the poor girl who tends them so that she can participate in a sacred dance, but they desert her when she fails to return as promised.
- Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella This version of the familiar story in which a mistreated step-child finds happiness with the "man" of her dreams is set in the old-growth forest and features Bigfoot characters.
- Bubba the Cowboy Prince Loosely based on "Cinderella," this story is set is Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow, and the hero, named Bubba, is the stepson of a wicked rancher.
- Chickerella (2005) This barnyard version of the Cinderella story features a mild-mannered chicken, a fashion-conscious Fairy Goosemother, and a prince at a Fowl Ball.
- Cinderella and the Bowling Slipper Fiona and Frieda love fairy tales. Every day at recess, they act out their favorite stories. Then on the fifty-seventh day of third grade, something amazing happens. Magic sparkles fill the air and the girls discover they have magic rhyming powers. All of a sudden, Cinderella's sitting at the bottom of the curly blue slide and she's crying harder than a kindergartener on the first day of school. Can Fiona and Frieda help Cinderella find her fairy godmother before her mean stepsisters discover her? Will they help Cinderella meet the prince--or will they ruin the fairy tale forever?
- Cinderella at the Ball (2007) A Cinderella Story for beginning readers: aided by her fairy godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball. Includes reading activities.
- Cinderella Penguin, or, The Little Glass Flipper (1992) The tale of Cinderella shows up in almost all cultures--even Penguin culture.
- Cinderella Skeleton (2000) A rhyming retelling of the story of a young woman who finds her prince at a Halloween ball despite the efforts of her wicked stepmother. The main characters are skeletons.
- Cinderella, the Dog and Her Little Glass Slipper (2000) In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, an attractive mutt wins the heart of a prince with the help of her canine grandmother.
- Cinderella's Dress (2003) Although mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella meets her prince with the help of two magpies and her fairy godmother.
- Cinderella's Rat (1997) One of the rats that was turned into a coachman by Cinderella's fairy godmother tells his story.
- Cinder-Elly (1994) In this rap version of the traditional fairy tale, the overworked younger sister gets to go to a basketball game and meets a star player, Prince Charming.
- Cinderhazel : The Cinderella of Halloween (1997) An untidy witch named Hazel discovers that Prince Alarming likes dirt as much as she does.
- Cinderlily : a floral fairy tale in three acts Flowers represent all the characters in this version of the classic fairy tale, which is presented in the form of a ballet.
- Cindy Ellen : a Wild Western Cinderella (2000) Cindy Ellen loses one of her diamond spurs at the square dance in this wild western retelling of the classic Cinderella story.
- Ella Enchanted (1997) In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
- Ella's Big Chance : a Jazz-Age Cinderella (2004) In this version of the Cinderella tale set in the 1920s, Ella has two men courting her--the handsome Duke of Arc and Buttons the delivery boy.
- Fanny's Dream (1996) Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother doesn't show up, she decides on a local farmer instead.
- If the Shoe Fits : Voices from Cinderella (2002) This book features poems based on the various characters in the fairy tale.
- James Marshall's Cinderella (2001) First published in 1989 by Little, Brown and Co. as Cinderella, this version has humorous illustrations by popular author/artist James Marshall.
- Just Ella (1999) In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
- Ponyella (2011) Ponyella's dream of showing Princess Penelope her tricks at the pony championship comes true with the help of her fairy godmare.
- Prince Cinders (1988) A fairy grants a small, skinny prince a change in appearance and the chance to go to the Palace Disco.
- Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker (1885) Sidney Rella becomes a football player with a little help from his fairy godfather.
- Slender Ella and her Fairy Hogfather Slender Ella, a pig forced into servitude by her stepmother and two horrid stepsisters, goes to the hoedown with the help of her Fairy Hogfather and marries the handsome son of the Goldsnoots of Diamond Snout Hay Ranch.
The "Disney" Version
- Cinderella (1950) This animated Disney motion picture is available in DVD and VHS video formats.
A slighted beauty outshines her evil stepsisters at a royal ball, then returns to her grim existence before the handsome prince finds her again.
- Cinderella and the Lost Mice Cinderella rescues her mouse friends after a cruel housekeeper has them banished from the palace. In the second story, Belle takes a little lost puppy into the castle.
- Cinderella II Dreams Come True (2002) When Cinderella and her prince return to the palace from their honeymoon, the new princess suddenly finds herself cast in the role of Royal Hostess. But the traditional rules of the Royal Court don't allow her to entertain in her own warm and wonderful way. With the help of everyone's favorite Fairy Godmother and a band of mischievous mice, Cinderella and her friends find that the only true way to succeed is to be yourself.
- Cinderella III : a Twist in Time Graphic novel version of the Disney motion picture "Cinderella" sequel.
- Cinderella III. A Twist in Time (2007) An animated feature film on this DVD is based on characters in the famous fairy tale. A stepmother's revenge reveals the glass slipper did not fit Cinderella after all.
- Cinderella. The Great Mouse Mistake Cinderella's mouse friend Gus gives her a pretty bouquet of roses. Unfortunately, Cinderella gets in big trouble because he picked the flowers from Lady Tremaine's garden. Cinderella takes Gus into town to replace the rosebush, but she doesn't realize that it's the day of the village fair. In all of the excitement, Gus accidentally knocks over the giant cake made for the royal family! Luckily, Jaq, Luke, Perla, and the rest of the mice join in to help bake a delicious new dessert. but will it taste as good as it looks?
- Cinderella's Countdown to the Ball (2002) In brief, simple text, Cinderella counts from one magic coach to twelve clock chimes, and back to one glass slipper as she and the prince live happily ever after.
- Cinderella's Secret (2005) Cinderella has a secret place in her husband's castle where she can go when she needs a break from her duties as a princess.
- Disney Princess (2002) Dance with Cinderella at the ball, laugh with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and sing with Sleeping Beauty. Each of the three stories retells the classic tale of a Disney princess who triumphs over evil and lives happily ever after. This is just one of many in the "Disney Princess" line of stories which feature the character "Cinderella."
- A Dream for a Princess (2005) Simplified retelling of the tale of Cinderella, a kitchen maid mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters who, with the help of her fairy godmother, attends the palace ball and meets the prince of her dreams.
- I am Cinderella The story of Cinderella, who is treated poorly by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, but is helped by her fairy godmother to attend the royal ball and eventually marry the handsome prince.
- My Side of the Story (2005) Hear the story of Cinderella, both from her side and the side of her stepmother, Lady Tremaine.
- Walt Disney's Cinderella (2004, 1950) A reprinting of the 1950 "Little Golden Books" publication, based on the Disney motion picture.
- Walt Disney's Cinderella (2007) With the help of her fairy godmother, a kitchen maid mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters attends the palace ball where she meets the prince of her dreams.
- Walt Disney's Cinderella: A Read-Aloud Storybook The story of Cinderella, from "Walt Disney's Read-Aloud Storybooks" collection.
Other Movies and Media
- Cinderella (2006) Video versions of "Cinderella" include James Marshall's retelling of the "Cinderella" story, on DVD, and a 1984 production from "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre," on VHS.
- Cinderella (Television program : 1957) (2004) On DVD, this production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was originally broadcast by CBS March 31, 1957 and features Julie Andrews, Howard Lindsay, Dorothy Stickney, Ilka Chase, Kaye Ballard, Alice Ghostley, Edie Adams, Jon Cypher, Robert Penn. Cinderella comes to life in this enchanting version of the most beloved fairy tale.
- Cinderella (Television program : 1965) (2001, 1965) On DVD, this production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was originally broadcast by CBS Feb. 22, 1965, and features Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet, Stuart Damon, Lesley Ann Warren. Cinderella comes to life in this enchanting version of the most beloved fairy tale.
- Cinderella : a Dance Fantasy (2007) The classic fairy tale is depicted in all of its romantic splendor in a ballet production created especially to introduce children to the world of dance.
- CinderElmo (2000) In this "Sesame Street" production on DVD, Join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful princess with the help of his Fairy Godperson.
- Namibia Omuninyan (2005) In this animated story on DVD, meet Omuninyan-Namibia's very own Cinderella. Harshly treated by her stepmother and stepsister, she is saddened when she finds that they have left for a great feast without her. A wind spirit grants Omuninyan's wish of attending, and upon her arrival, she captures the heart of the chief's son before quickly departing. Find out how the chief's son searches high and low to find the woman whom he has chosen to be his bride. Discover some of the culture and traditions of the people of Namibia through the engaging animations of this delightful folktale.
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1998) On DVD, this 1998 version of the musical features Brandy, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Victor Garber, Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban.
- Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre (1996) This video release of the award-winning television series features the 1984 live-action production of "Cinderella," with Jennifer Beals, Matthew Broderick, Jean Stapleton, and Eve Arden.
- Stories from my Childhood. Volume 3 (1999) This DVD production includes a Russian version of the fairy tale.