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Hardcover Cinderella Book

ISBN: 1587170043

ISBN13: 9781587170041


This brilliant edition of a timeless story is sure to become the favorite of a generation. Readers young and old will be enchanted by the vision and mastery of Kinuko Y. Craft's luminous paintings, inspired by the lavish artwork of late seventeenth-century France and embellished with extraordinary borders and ornamentation. Rich with radiant color and astonishing detail, here is a dream come true for anyone who has ever believed in living happily...


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Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Not “Like New”

The back cover was ripped almost all the way through. Disappointed that it was advertised “like new” with accompanying price tag.

Beautiful story beautiful illustrations

My kids were completely drawn in to this story in such a magical and beautiful way. The language and the illustrations are above and beyond. A new favorite!

The stuff of dreams lay within!

What a magnificent depiction of this timeless tale. If it matters to you that your child know the beauty of words fitly put together and the loveliness of art then this is the Cinderella you want. The language is elegant and the paintings are exquisite. I couldn't stop looking at the paintings and relishing the detail and emotion. I am currently building my daughter's library and how glad I am that I didn't get Disney's Cinderella, for that is not the Cinderella I want her to know. Kindness, humility and forgiveness constitutes a royal heart. Cinderella had the heart of a queen before she ever came into the presence of her king. That should make her a staple in any child's library.

Absolutely Fabulous

I bought this book to read to my daughter until she is old enough to read on her own. I thought the story was intriguing, with multiple prince sightings and the illustrations were absolutely extraordinary. This book is a delight to look at, never mind read.

Lush paintings alongside nice prose

Craft adds quite a bit to Charles Perrault's original terse version of this tale, including a scene with a wounded bird being tended by Cinderella. The bird is reminiscent of the Grimm brothers version, however, and serves a nice touch at the end. It is not the story which is so outstanding about this book, though. I was introduced to Craft's work through my college's poster fair, but nothing prepared me for the exquisite nature of her work in "Cinderella." This version embodies all the fantastic and beautiful elements which we want to see in a fairy tale like "Cinderella," but so often illustrators take an avant-garde approach, or seek to focus on Perrault's prose and ignore the chance to fully realize the story visually. However, we all know the story - we want to SEE it. Craft obliges by bringing the story to life luxuriantly and without holding back. She deserves a hand of applause.

Exquisite retelling of Cinderella

Another absolutely amazing book by K. Y. Craft. Here she brings us a "more genuine" retelling of the famous tale - far more rich in detail than the Disney production. The pictures are lush images from dreams, and the story is more detailed and enjoyable. If you are looking for an alternative to the Disney version (one in which the sisters are not physically violent with Cinderella) this is the one that will make a young girl's dreams soar. My 3 year old loved it when she got it for Christmas, and it is still a favorite. I also recommend "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" by K. Y. Craft as well, which is available in an affordable paperback that should not be missed.
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