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Cinderella of the NileN to steal her slipper Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt The first in our `One Story Many Voices' series this ancient story of Cinderella finds its echo in fairy tales all over the worl. Beverly Naidoo does an outstanding retelling of this version of Cinderella which is based on the writings of the Greek historian Strabo and Herodotus In it she is a red headed Greek girl who is taken to Egypt as a slave Majan Vafaeian's illustrations are exotic and colorful Simply beautifulOne to add to a unit of Cinderella variantsHighly Recommended for grades PreS 6

Beverley Naidoo Ë 7 READ

Gypt Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose red slippers making three other servants jealous But when Horus the falcon sweeps i. Cinderella tales abound around the world and differ depending on culture Here's what is purported to be the earliest known version Rhodopis is kidnapped from her home in Greece and eventually sold as a slave in Egypt A falcon's theft of her slipper eventually leads to her marriage to the Pharaoh Naidoo tells the story well including Aesop as one of the characters Lamentably the illustrations are problematic Interesting patterns and details fill the pages but the faces are unattractive The use of profiles suits the story's source and there is much to recommend the book I just wish I liked the illustrations

CHARACTERS Cinderella of the Nile

READ Cinderella of the Nile 107 ☆ Beautifully retold by the award winning author Beverley Naidoo this earliest known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern day reader Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals Her mBeautifully retold by the award winning author Beverley Naidoo this earliest known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern day reader Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to E. Long long ago when pirates freely roamed the sea around Greece a baby girl was born with red curls eyes like sapphires and rosey checks She was named Rhodopis She grew up a kind child helping her parents on the farm She milked the goats and helped make the cheese fed the chickens and did everything her parents asked of her Soon tales of her beauty spread Pirates kidnapped her and sold her into slavery Her master is friends with Aesop a field slave who told stories Because Rhodopis didn't smile her master sold her to a merchant traveling to Egypt A Greek merchant named Charaxos bought Rhodopis and treated her like a daughter This made the other servants jealous One day Charaxos gives Rhodopis a pair of rose red slippers embroidered with gold thread Soon the Pharaoh sends out invitations to all his subjects The three sisters servants of Charaxos lie and say their parents are ill and urgently need them They instead go to the Pharaoh's palace in hopes of one of them becoming his bride Meanwhile Rhodopis does all the chores While she is washing the laundry by the river Horus the Falcon grips one of her slippers in his talons and flies away with it Horus drops the slipper into the hand of Pharaoh Amasis who sees it as a sign Pharaoh Amasis searches his kingdom for the owner of the rose red slipper The three sisters jostle with others to try on the slipper but it does not fit Pharaoh Amasis sees Rhodopis behind the reeds helping a kingfisher get free from a net The Pharaoh has her try on the slipper and it fits Rhodopis becomes his ueen The legend says they lived happily ever after This Egyptian Cinderella legend is said to be over 2000 years old It was written by the Greek historian Strabo and earlier by Herodotus There are elements of the tale which are similar to the European tale written by Charles Perrault in 1697 The plot is the same but with an Egyptian flavor The illustrations are vivid and vibrant I wish the face of Rhodopis was appealing but it is expressive I feel this book will appeal to first grade and up Reading level I feel is second grade and up