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Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci

Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci

Summary:  Cendrillon is a Caribbean Cinderella story, told from the godmother's, or Nannin's point of view.  Nannin' is left a magic wand by her mother.  She may only use the wand to help someone she loves.  Years later, her goddaughter, Cendrillon, wants to go to the ball, but does not have the proper attire.  Nannin' uses her wand to make a carriage, horses, and a dress for Cendrillon.  Together they go to the ball.  Cendrillon dances with the prince, Paul, but must leave before midnight.  As Cendrillon runs out of the ball she loses one of her slippers.  Paul wants to find her and decides to marry the woman whose foot fits in the slipper.  Cendrillon tries on the slipper, it fits, and she marries Paul.

Review Story Below:

Genre: Variant Tale

Cendrillon is an example of a variant tale, or different cultures' representation of a story or theme.

Story Skill:  Compare and Contrast

When you read, you compare and contrast characters, settings, events, and points of view.  By doing this you learn more about them and better understand what they mean.  When comparing and contrasting you think about the ways two or more things are alike and different.  A Venn Diagram is an excellent way to organize your thoughts when you compare and contrast.

 To watch a slideshow about comparing and contrasting.

 To practice comparing and contrasting characters.

 To practice comparing and contrasting events in a story.

 To practice comparing and contrasting settings.

 To practice comparing and contrasting story elements.

Spelling List

Cendrillon -  words ending in the schwa + r patterns of er, or, and ar & words that end with l or el sounds using el, al, and le

harbor

model

medal

battle

final

chapter

collar

trouble

middle

special

proper

shower

weather

sugar

towel

uncle

labor

bottle

beggar

doctor

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Cinderella Tales

Martinique

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