15 Cinderella Stories from Around the World

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Cinderella is a story that has pretty much been around forever! There are versions of the Cinderella story in nearly every culture. It is fascinating to read about the different ways the story is told around the world. Today I have a list of Cinderella Stories from around the world!

15 Cinderella Stories from Around the World

At our house, we have been reading many different Cinderella stories and then taking some time to compare them to the original story. Begin by reading an original version Charles Perrault or The Brother’s Grimm. The kids will be surprised that it is quite different from the Disney version.

Once the kids are familiar with the original version, take some time to read multiple ones from around the world. The different spin the authors put on the story is so interesting. Discuss with your kids the differences in the characters. Sometimes you may have to figure out which character is which. Ask the kids what version they like better? How do the stories differ? How are they the same?

15 Cinderella Stories from Around the World

Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

The Irish Cinderella by Shirley Climo

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie

The Rough Faced Girl by Rafe Martin

Adelita by Tomie dePaola

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci

The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. de la Paz

The Orphan: A Cinderella Story from Greece by Anthony Manna

Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella by Alan Schroeder

Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewell Reinhard Coburn

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella by Jewell Reinhard Coburn

The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story by Penny Pollock

The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe

Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India by Lila Mehta


10313167_10153478602493694_8358480293215043393_nKaryn Tripp is a homeschool mom of 4 kids and blogger at Teach Beside Me. She blogs there about her homeschool journey and loves to share creative learning ideas. She is thrilled to share here at Only Passionate Curiosity and has been a long-time fan!  Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram


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  1. I have a book called Mufasa’s beautiful daughters which is also a Cinderella type story from Africa.

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