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