Buy Cinderella of the Nile, hardback, 40 pp, £12.99 (discounts may apply)
Available 14 May 2018
- Written by Beverley Naidoo
- Illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian
This earliest known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern-day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals.
Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus, the falcon, sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt.
The first in our ‘One Story, Many Voices’ series, this ancient story of Cinderella finds its echo in fairy tales all over the world.
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More about this book:
- The Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile a story of triumph over adversity
- Hurrah! Cinderella of the Nile nominated for Kate Greenaway Awards!
- Cinderella of the Nile shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards!
- Cinderella of the Nile picked as best diverse children’s books by The Evening Standard
- Carnegie and Kate Greenaway chooses Cinderella of the Nile and The Drum to promote diversity!
- Book Trust loves Cinderella of the Nile. Read their interview with Beverley Naidoo
- Cinderella of the Nile among top 10 books of 2018!
- Working with Tiny Owl has been a wonderful experience – Beverley Naidoo
- Listen to this fab podcast and explore the exciting magic of fairy tales with academic Jack Zipes, librarian Ann Lazim, & Beverley Naidoo, author of Cinderella of the Nile, as they discuss fairy tales & the Cinderella story.
- A glimpse of behind the scene; read this interview with the author Beverley Naidoo
- Cinderella of the Nile selected by The Bookseller as a ‘One to Watch’
- Introducing the ‘One Story, Many Voices’ series by Tiny Owl publisher Delaram Ghanimifard
- Read an article by Classicist Alice Ahearn: the illustrations of Cinderella of the Nile have been inspired by ancient Egyptian art styles!
- Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile one of the best children’s books of 2018!
- Read a review by UKLA magazine: Cinderella of the Nile is perfect for the KS2 classroom
- Read a review by Publisher Weekly: Cinderella of the Nile is richly hued and intricately detailed!
- Read our Fairy Tales Campaign by responses by Heather Robbins, Diane Purkiss, Pippa Goodhart, Anne Booth, Beverley Naidoo, Alan Durant and Teresa Cremin
- Read the roundup of our Fairy Tale campaign and the conclusions that it led to
- Read this review by Parents in Touch: A refreshing take on the traditional story of Cinderella
- Cinderella of the Nile among the best 10 empathy books
- An introduction of the book by Achuka
- Read this article by North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award about Beverley Naidoo’s storytelling event at Hay Festival
- Read a blog: Beverley Naidoo takes part in storytelling event at Southbourne library
- Book Trust loves Cinderella of the Nile
- Read a review by Read it Daddy: Different to all other Cinderellas!
- Read a review by primary school practitioner Kiran Satti for Just Imagine
- Read A blog post by author Beverley Naidoo in response to CLPE’s ‘Reflecting Realities’ report
- Watch fab author Beverley Naidoo read from Cinderella of The Nile!
- Book Trust: we can’t stop gazing at the beautiful Cinderella of the Nile
- Read a review by Jill Bennett: The illustrations are a perfect complement to Beverley Naidoo’s fine telling
- Read a blog by classicist Meghan Sullivan: illustrations echo ancient Egyptian art
- Read a blog: Five books on courage and kindness for kids chosen by Beverley Naidoo
- Cinderella of the Nile was picked for Perfect Picture Book Friday
- Read a review by Reading Zone: Cinderella of the Nile is woven with hopeful words
- Inspiring ideas for fun classroom activities! A Year Three class’ amazing response to Cinderella of the Nile
- Read a review by Kirkus Reviews: Cinderella of the Nile is a rich addition to the global fairy-tale collection!