What are the best books with a Cinderella story?

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    #1Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.


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    Shirley Rogers
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Gail Carson Levine has a way about her writing that captures reader’s attention and refuses to let go! “Ella Enchanted” is a classic tale that is sure to delight young readers as well as old. Both endearing and appealing, this book highlights the love of family and the wonderful journey that life can take you on. Get your copy today, I did."
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    #2The Persian Cinderella

    The Persian Cinderella

    The Persian Cinderella is Shirley Climo's novel about Settareh, a young mage who was able to bewitch a prince's heart at the expense of her two jealous stepsisters. This tale combines the famous children's tale with Persian folklore.


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    Terry Reyes
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If you are a fan of Cinderella than you might like The Persian Cinderella which deals with a young mage who was able to bewitch a prince's heart at the expense of her two jealous stepsisters. This tale combines the famous children's tale with Persian folklore. A funtwist on the classic tale."
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    #3Prince Cinders

    Prince Cinders

    Prince Cinders is Babette Cole's retelling of the Cinderella story but with the young boy Cinders as the main protagonist in this children's picture book.


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    James Greene
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A really unique take on an old classic. It's an animated book that I thought my kids would have loved but unfortunately, it is more geared towards mature audiences. I really enjoyed it and I had a good laugh but the idea that kids could read a book that depicts nicotine and alcohol may be an issue with most folks. "
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    #4Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal

    Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal

    Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella is a compilation of three different versions of the Cinderella stories as adapted in Mexico, Ireland, and Zimbabwe. It is written by Paul Fleischman and drawn by Julie Paschkis.


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    Russell Robinson
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal was recommended to me in my moms group. My 4 year year old son and myself loved this book! It takes the classic Cinderella story with a bit of a spin. It follows the basic, "dad marries the stepmother with two daughters and Cinderella's life becomes miserable until the end" but how it actually tells the story is what makes it unique. The artwork is bright and colorful. The background art does change as the focused upon country changes but it does so in a colorful way and has the country listed. It also does this with the food that Cinderella is deciding to eat, the animals she is caring for, or even the fashion she desires. That is unique in that you get to see a small sort of style portrayed through that part of the page. This book shows a part of Cinderella all over the world, not just here in the US, so it's unique to show a child that looks might change or food might change but in the end, we all want our happily ever after."
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    #5The Rough-Face Girl

    The Rough-Face Girl

    The Rough-Face Girl is based on Algonquin Indian folklore. It tells the story of an invisible being looking for a wife and all the girls vying to be his bride. However, only the scarredrough-face girl can see him and can win his heart.


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    Rajesh Kapoor
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This book provides a story that is a classic tale of a girl who is down on her luck and finds a prince. There is a brief scene with nudity though."
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    #6Bubba the Cowboy Prince

    Bubba the Cowboy Prince

    Bubba The Cowboy Prince is Helen Ketteman's adaptation of the Cinderella story regarding Bubba, who is bossed around by his stepfather and stepbrothers until the rancher Miz Lurleen made him her cowboy prince.


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    Sara Powell
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "This is a story about cinderella. it is a story regarding Bubba, who is bossed around by his stepfather and stepbrothers until the rancher Miz Lurleen made him her cowboy prince."
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    Cinderella is a book about an orphan girl that is mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters. She serves as a maid to them but when the Prince invited all the girls to a ball, her fate is about to change. 


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    Megan Hicks
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is a true classic story that is standing the test of time. This would make a great addition to a young childs book collection. "
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    #8Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

    Inspired by a traditional African folktale, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is the story of Mufaro and his daughters, Nyasha and Manyara. When the king decides to marry, he chooses the kind and gentle Nyasha over the selfish Manyara.


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    George Lee
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is a beautiful book and kids will love it. It is a true Cinderella story set in Africa it tells a Cinderella story from a different culture and perspective a real treat."
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    #9The Egyptian Cinderella

    The Egyptian Cinderella

    The Egyptian Cinderella is a fictional book by Shirley Climo is a wonderful spin on the classic Cinderella tale with an Egyptian twist. It follows the trials of Rhodopis, a slave, and how a series of events lead her to the Pharaoh himself.  

    Jerry Shaw
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Interesting and different idea. Very creative approach to build on, and take the traditional princess story in a new way"
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    #10Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters)

    Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters)

    Phoenix and Ashes is a fantasy book by Mercedes Lackey which is a reimagining of Cinderella. It follows the story of a young Englishwoman in wartime. It is the third installment in the Elemental Masters series. It was published in 2005 by DAW.


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    Dennis Alvarez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "An adult and sometimes gruesome retelling of the classic Cinderella tale. It probably isn't good for someone who isn't into the fantasy genre, but I am, so I was all over this story. In fact, I took a copy of this to my fantasy book club and everyone there loved it too. I'd definitely read this again, but keep in mind, it is not kid-friendly if that's what you're aiming for."


Best What are the best books with a Cinderella story
1Ella EnchantedBooks 25 Paid
2The Persian CinderellaBooks 22 Paid
3Prince CindersBooks 21 Paid
4Glass Slipper, Gold SandalBooks 20 Paid
5The Rough-Face GirlBooks 18 Paid
6Bubba the Cowboy PrinceBooks 18 Paid
7CinderellaBooks 16 Paid
8Mufaro's Beautiful DaughtersBooks 14 Paid
9The Egyptian CinderellaBooks 5 Paid
10Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters)Books 0 Paid

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