Monday, August 06, 2007

Here's our favorite Cinderella story ...

... and no, it's NOT the Disney version!

Thanks to CK overat 4real forum, we have found our favorite Cinderella story. Little Gold Star, retold by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Sergio Martinez, is a Spanish-American version of the classic tale. But this one is SO MUCH better than any others I've read. In this one, Teresa (the Cinderella character), is beautiful inside more than outside ... her fairy godmother is actually the Blessed Mother ... and the mean stepmother and stepsisters are shown as being repentant, NOT because Cinderella is the princess or because she's so beautiful; they finally realize that being good is what's important and what makes Teresa so blessed.

Definitely add this one to your "keep for grandchildren" or your "buy for every godchild on the list"! Yes, it's that good!


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