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The Korean Cinderella
Climo, Shirley, Heller, Ruth (Illustrator)
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Format: Hardcover, 48pp.
Date of publication: May 1993
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 9780060204327
Dimensions: 26.24 cm. (length) X 21.23 cm. (width) X 1.12 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 431 grams
This book includes illustrations

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Author Note

Shirley Climo's love of folklore began in her childhood and has provided the background for many of her children's books, such as The Korean Cinderella, Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World, and Someone Saw a Spider: Spider Facts and Folktales, an NCTE Teacher's Choice and Library of Congress Best Children's Book that was originally inspired by her research for Cobweb Christmas. Mrs. Climo and her husband live in Los Altos, California.

In Her Own Words...

"To write children's books always seemed the most wonderful goal in the world to me-and the most natural. My earliest memories are of being rocked in a creaky wicker swing while my mother, a children's book author, tried out various versions of her stories. Long before I could read, I'd begun telling my own tales to anyone... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
About the Book
Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, but not everyone knows the story of how Pear Blossom, the Korean Cinderella, is treated like a slave by her jealous stepmother and forced to perform three impossible tasks. With the help of magical creatures, Pear Blossom not only accomplishes the tasks, but she also becomes a nobleman's wife. Full color. [Edit review] [Delete review]
From the Publisher
‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly exotic, the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words.’—Publishers Weekly. ‘Heller’s paintings are exotically lush and colorful as well as engaging.… An agreeable retelling of the Cinderella story.’ —BL.

Notable 1994 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) [Edit review] [Delete review]

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