Annotations for Cinderella : An Islamic Tale


Baker & Taylor
When Zahra's parents die and she is left in the care of her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, her strong faith and fair character lead a mystical old woman to aid her in attending the 'Eid party at the palace.

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Perseus Publishing
"It's easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani's Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury Reading

Cinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.


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Perseus Publishing
A traditional classic tale, told with a bit of a twist!


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