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Introducing our fabulous, free Cinderella of the Nile teacher resources!

Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian is based on one of the earliest-known recorded versions of the famous Cinderella tale. Elements of this ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ legend were first written down more than 2000 years ago by the Greek historian Strabo and, before him, Herodotus. Many children will be familiar with Walt Disney’s animated film Cinderella, or even the popular version from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, but have they heard of the tale from Egypt? Our cross-curricular resource explores the ‘Cinderella of the Nile’ with activities on history, art, PSHE, drama and more!


Read the resources below, and download them for free here.

  • 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!
  • An eight-year-old says why she loves Cinderella of the Nile!

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