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Read a wonderful review of Cinderella of the Nile by Kiran Satti for Reading Zone:

This is an eclectic mix of fairy tale and folklore. The reader, or explorer of a new world, follows Rhodopis on her journey. It is a story woven with golden threads of hopeful words from characters who hold wisdom, courage and kindness – traits which enhance Rhodopis’ beauty. Her kind actions radiate a pure and unrivalled beauty that ultimately gives her the happy ending she truly deserves.

The storyteller Aesop is a very important character in the story. His tales armour Rhodopis with strength and courage to continue to be kind; have courage and be kind – immortalised words found in the well-known Cinderella fairy-tale version.

Cinderella of the Nile is a beautiful rich tapestry that illustrates the power and permanence of storytelling. The illustrations are rapturous and authentic – they exemplify the heritage of which this story comes from but also the energy it holds to transpire and be transformed into another version, another tale, another lived experience that preserves the themes of courage and kindness.

Cinderella of the Nile is a story that crosses ages – children from each Key Stage would enjoy and become entranced by this this timeless tale.

  • The Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile a story of triumph over adversity
  • Listen to this fab podcast and explore the exciting magic of fairy tales with academic Jack Zipes, librarian Ann Lazim, & Beverley Naidoo, author of , as they discuss fairy tales & the Cinderella story.
  • A glimpse of behind the scene; read this interview with the author Beverley Naidoo


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