The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Rebecca Hickox
Illustrator(s):
Will Hillenbrand
Age Group:
5-10
Publisher:
Holiday House
ISBN:
978-0823415137
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story known in Arabic as "The Red Fish and the Clog of Gold".This is the story of Maha, a fisherman's daughter, and her tribulations with her stepmother and stepsister. Maha finds a small red fish in a basket one day. Releasing it back into the water, she is told that no kindness goes unrewarded. The fish becomes her source of help whenever life becomes too difficult.

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