Annotations for Orphan : A Cinderella Story from Greece


Baker & Taylor
Oppressed by a hateful stepmother who counts every drop of water she drinks, a young woman from Greece finds joy in nature and discovers a tiny pair of blue shoes washed up by the sea that play a part in her romance with a visiting prince. By the creators of Mr. Semolina-Semolinus: A Greek Folktale.

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Random House, Inc.
Once upon a time in Greece, fate left a young girl an orphan. Her stepmother was so hateful that she counted every drop of water the orphan drank! But with the help of Nature's blessings, the orphan was showered with gifts: brilliance from the Sun, beauty from the Moon, gracefulness from the Dawn--and even a tiny pair of blue shoes from the Sea. When the prince comes to visit their village, he only has eyes for the mysterious beauty. Children will love this fanciful folk retelling of the Cinderella story, accompanied by luminous watercolor illustrations by Giselle Potter.

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