Annotations for Korean Cinderella


Baker & Taylor
In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife

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Baker & Taylor
Mistreated by a cruel stepmother who forces her to perform difficult tasks, Pear Blossom finds help from her fairy godmother, who appears to her in the form of tokgabis, special magical creatures. Reprint.

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HARPERCOLL
‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly exotic, the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words.'--Publishers Weekly. ‘Heller's paintings are exotically lush and colorful as well as engaging.… An agreeable retelling of the Cinderella story.' --BL.

Notable 1994 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

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