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The Korean Cinderella

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1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.1 - AR Pts: 0.5

"This masterfully retold version of Cinderella presents real Korean customs and includes dramatic, brightly colored illustrations" (Children's Literature).

This is an enchanting and magical variant of the favorite fairy tale. Publishers Weekly noted that "the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words." Children's Literature pointed out that "it should be noted that all the illustrations--from those depicting Korean rituals to the smallest clothing details--are the result of the illustrator's extensive research and passionate interest in Korean culture."

Like the tree planted to honor her birth, Pear Blossom is beautiful, and the pride of her elderly mother and father. But then her mother dies, and her father remarries. Pear Blossom's stepmother resents her new daughter's beauty.

Out of jealousy, she makes Pear Blossom perform impossible chores while her own daughter, Peony, watches idly. But fortunately, Pear Blossom is not alone. With the help of magical creatures--togkabis--she can accomplish each task, and triumph over her stepmother's cruelty.

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

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Grouped Work ID 29e3f6db-6049-ac3d-11b1-40b429f40661
full_title korean cinderella
author climo shirley
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.1
auth_author2 Heller, Ruth, 1924-2004.
author Climo, Shirley.
author2-role Heller, Ruth,1924-2004.
author_display Climo, Shirley
available_at_santafe Southside Branch
detailed_location_santafe Southside Childrens Picture Book
display_description In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife.
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isbn 006020432, 9780060204334
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itype_santafe Regular Circ
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
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owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Southside Branch
primary_isbn 006020432
publishDate 1993
record_details ils:.b11130519|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollinsPublishers,|c1993.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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subject_facet Fairy tales, Folklore -- Korea
title_display The Korean Cinderella
title_full The Korean Cinderella / by Shirley Climo ; illustrated by Ruth Heller
title_short The Korean Cinderella
topic_facet Fairy tales, Folklore