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Cinderella of the Nile illustrations echo ancient Egyptian art

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  By Meghan Sullivan For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the past and its relation to the present. The idea that through stories and art we are connected to people living thousands of years ago is incredible. It was this interest which inspired me to study Classics at university. While reading ancient myths and tales, or studying art, what struck me the most was not how different…

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Cinderella of the Nile is perfect for the KS2 classroom – English 4-11

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  We are delighted to see these kind words about Cinderella of the Nile in the UK Literary Association’s magazine, English 4-11. Cinderella of the Nile — written by Beverley Naidoo and illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian— is the first book in our series One Story, Many Voices, which celebrates the universal nature of fairytales. Read their thoughtful review below! There are many versions of the Cinderella story and until this book I cheerfully thought, along…

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Book Trust: we can’t stop gazing at the beautiful Cinderella of the Nile

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Book Trust posted a wonderful review of Cinderella of the Nile on their Instagram. Read it below: We all know the Cinderella story… but did you know that the earliest version we know about was actually recorded by ancient Greek historians? Beverley Naidoo was surprised to discover that too, and now she’s retold the story in a gorgeous new picture book with beyond-beautiful illustrations from Marjan Vafaeian (we can’t stop gazing at them).…

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Cinderella of the Nile illustrations echo ancient Egyptian art

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  By Meghan Sullivan For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the past and its relation to the present. The idea that through stories and art we are connected to people living thousands of years ago is incredible. It was this interest which inspired me to study Classics at university. While reading ancient myths and tales, or studying art, what struck me the most was not how different…

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Cinderella of the Nile transports us to another world!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Read a wonderful review of Cinderella of the Nile, awarding it 4 stars, by Ferelith Hordon for Books for Keeps! The Cinderella story can be found all around the world, often appearing in surprising places. Here Beverley Naidoo looks to Egypt, adapting a story told by Herodotus and bringing in familiar fairytale elements – a bird that is instrumental in bringing “Cinderella” and her prince together, three sisters, not ugly but jealous. This…

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