We’ve enjoyed displaying a wide range of Cinderella Stories this month, ranging from variations from all parts of the world to parodies to chapter books for older readers.
I just found out that Robert D. San Souci died this past December. He was a prolific author– I found fifty titles when I checked our library catalog. He is best known for adapting folktales into picture books. Taking a look at just his Cinderella books shows you some of the author’s range:
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Cinderella Skeleton, illustrated by David Catrow
Little G0ld Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale, illustrated by Sergio Martinez
Sootface: An Ojibwa Indian Tale, illustrated by Daniel San Souci (Robert San Souci’s brother)