9 Asian Cinderella Picture Books including the Original
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The story of Cinderella, perhaps the best-known fairy tale, is told or read to children of very young ages. But Cinderella is not just one story; more than versions have been found—just in Europe! Most renderings of the story include an evil stepmother and stepsister s , a dead mother, a dead or ineffective father, some sort of gathering such as a ball or festival, mutual attraction with a person of high status, a lost article, and a search that ends with success. Billy Beg of Ireland is just one of many of these versions of the story. Cinderella, despite her popularity, has developed a reputation as a simpering, whimpering girl who is helpless until the right magic comes along. But this is the Cinderella of the later twentieth century.
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Before there was Cinderella, there was Ye Xian. Considered to have been first dictated in the 17th century by Italian writer Giambattista Basile, and later streamlined in the 18th century by the renowned Frenchman Charles Perrault, the version of Cinderella that most have read is, in truth, a later telling of a much older story. Illustration of Cinderella, A. Anderson Wikimedia Commons. As the child of a chief, Ye Xian grew up accustomed to a good, fine life until her father's untimely death left her in the hands of her spiteful and malicious stepmother.