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This version is told from the viewpoint of the godmother. She is a poor washerwoman who has inherited a wand of mahogany. Three taps of it will change one thing into another but only for short time Also supporting details, because of the regional differences in the details. Cendrillon : A Caribbean Cinderella. Robert D. San Souci. You may think you already know this story about a beautiful servant girl, a cruel stepmother, a magnificent ball, and a lost slipper.
Now you can hear the tale from someone who was there: a poor washerwoman from the island of Martinique. She has just one thing in the world to love, her goddaughter Cendrillon. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the magic wand her mother left her—and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life.
Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderella, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella
San Souci provides his readers with a slightly different version of perhaps the most famous version by Charles Perrault. Brian Pinkney, the illustrator, uses acrylic paints as his artistic medium creating vibrant colors and overall intriguing illustrations to further expose the reader to Caribbean culture. These illustrations not only engage the reader, but also evoke certain emotions through the use of color and perspective. The colors that are commonly used throughout all the illustrations are yellow, green, white, purple, and blue both dark and bright. One of the most common colors used by Pinkney is white. Cendrillon from this point becomes the only character that is dressed in pure white see image 1 in "Gallery". The association between Cendrillon and the color white was purposefully created to show the reader that Cendrillon has a pure heart.
This version is told from the viewpoint of the godmother. She is a poor washerwoman who has inherited a wand of mahogany. Three taps of it will change one thing into another but only for short time Also supporting details, because of the regional differences in the details. Robert D. San Souci was born in in San Francisco.