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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Block One of the Fairy Tale Project...

The Girl and I vastly enjoyed watching Cinderella over the weekend, so we are starting our fairy tale studies with Cinderella.

The plan at this point is pretty simple... she'll read selections from the following list, at the rate of 2-3 books a week, and I will be reading to her from a longer version.

Cinderella Stories for The Girl to read:
Domitila (Mexican)
Adelaida (Cuban)
Smoky Mountain Rose (American, Appalachian)
Little Gold Star (Spanish American)
Perrault's Cinderella (French)
The Orphan (Greek)
Egyptian Cinderella (Egyptian)
The Turkey Girl (Zuni)
Persian Cinderella (Persian)
Yeh-Shen (Chinese)
Korean Cinderella (Korean)
Angkat (Cambodian)
Anklet for a Princess (Indian)
The Golden Sandal (Middle Eastern)
The Way Meat Loves Salt (Jewish)
Abadeha (Philippine)
Tam and Cam (Vietnamese)
Cendrillon (Caribbean)
The Salmon Princess (Alaskan)

And the longer version I am reading aloud, with amazing illustrations (I love Arthur Rackham):



Besides that, we'll watch a few movies, such as Ella Enchanted, Ever After, and likely the original Disney version. We'll be discussing the differences in the various versions, book and film, and I may use a guide to discussion (or I may not!).

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