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Cinderella Remediated

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Devon Ralston

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Fairy Tales (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr cinderella remediated Fables
Tall Tales
Folk Epic
Folktales SUB-GENRES Aliki’s “The God and Goddesses of Olympus”
Moses (Fisher, 1995)
“Sun, Moon and Stars” (Hoffman)
Egyptian, Norse, Korean, Chinese… stories
Ovid's Metamorphoses Examples ages 4-8 ages 18+ Aliki’s “The God and Goddesses of Olympus”
Moses (Fisher, 1995)
“Sun, Moon and Stars” (Hoffman)
Egyptian, Norse, Korean, Chinese… stories
Ovid's Metamorphoses Examples ages 4-8 ages 18+ EXAMPLES Homer's Iliad & Odyssey
Iliad = epic poem in dactylic hexameters
Setting: Trojan War, during 10-year siege of the city of Troy
King Gilgamesh High-school level Reading Level: Great for Developing Readers
1st-2nd grade
Practice Predicting, brainstorming alternative endings, retelling the story, extracting lesson Examples: Gerald McDermott's "Zomo the Rabbit", "Coyote", "Raven"
Anansi Tales
"Tales of Uncle Remus" (Julius Lester)
"Dragon King" (2002) Includes use of magic/enchantment
Deal with universal human dilemmas
Most early tales were NOT just intended for children
many originals = gruesome
"CLASSIC" Fairytales
Charles Perrault: France

Grimm Brothers: Germany

Hans Christian Andersen: Denmark sought out German storytellers
usually middle class/aristocrat women retold tales for court entertainment Key Elements Girl (or boy) treated poorly by family
"Cinderella" = good, kind
Goodness = rewarded - magic involved
Often leaves something behind
elevated in status - loved for kind personality "Aschenputtel" - Brothers Grimm Western Europe "Cinderella" - Perrault begins with death of her mother
father takes new wife - stepmother
2 stepsisters
Hazel Twig planted at mothers grave
"Fairy Godmother": bird in tree grants wishes
Slippers - gold and silver
Stepsisters mutilation of feet - sign of aristocracy in China
Marries Prince
Birds peck out stepsisters eyes Passive Father
father takes new wife - stepmother
2 stepsisters
Rich Fabrics - "Red Velvet Suit"
Fairy Godmother
rat --> coachman; pumpkin --> carriage
Slippers - GLASS
Marries Prince
Find two lords for sisters to marry - allows them place in palace "Cinderella" Americas Asia "The Rough-face Girl" (Martin, 1998)
"Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story" (San Souci, 1997) Native American Latin American "Cendrillion: A Caribbean Cinderella" (San Souci, 1998)
"Little Gold Star: A Spanish American..." (San Souci, 2000) "Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella" (Coburn, 1996)

"The Korean Cinderella" (Climo, 1996)

"The Golden Slipper: A Vietnamese legend" (Lum, 1994) Other Examples Lon Po Po (Young, 1989)
The Crane Wife (Yagawa, 1987)
Beauty and the Beast (Brett, 1989)
Blue Beard (Perrault)
The Little Tin Soldier (Anderson)
The Dragon Prince (Yep, 1997)
The Three Little Pigs (Marshall, 1989)
Rumpelstiltskin (Zelinsky, 1986) References Cole, Joanna, and Jill Karla. Schwarz. Best-loved Folktales of the World. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982. Print.

Young, Terrell A. Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature with Elementary and Middle School Students. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2004. Print. pretty woman ever after ella enchanted a cinderella story
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