Reference: Brown, M. (1954). Cinderella. New York, New York: Atheneum Books For Young Readers.
Annotation: Cinderella is a kind hearted girl who does no wrong to her stepmother and sisters even if they treat her poorly. Because of her kind heart and beauty, she wins the heart of the prince and forgives and because she is kind she forgives her stepsisters.
Grade level: 3-5
Readers who would like this book: Children who like the story of Cinderella or someone that likes a story with princes, fairy godmothers, castles, and the importance of being kind to one another.
Rating: 4. I always loved the story of Cinderella, and the author and illustrator brought the story to life in a different way than what I’ve seen.
Text-dependent question: Based on how the author described Cinderella why do you think she forgave her sisters even when they were both mean to Cinderella?
Strategy: Venn Diagram
With this strategy, I would introduce the three folktale books and have students find differences and similarities between one another.