Many Cinderellas: Compare and Contrast Stories

After seeing the HTY show, guide students to compare and contrast Cinderella tales from other places to explore how Cinderella tales are the same and different.

Read a new Cinderella tale (see below for suggestions). Draw a Compare/Contrast Venn diagram on the board or distribute copies of one. Guide students to complete the diagram, noting both the similar and the different.

Cinderella Stories

  • Abadeha, the Philippine Cinderella
  • Billy Beg and his Bull: an Irish Tale
  • The Enchanted Anklet: A Cinderella Story from India
  • In the Land of Small Dragon: A Vietnamese Folktale
  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
  • Prince Cinders by Babette Cole
  • Sumorella by Sandy Takayama
  • The Gift of the Crocodile by Judy Sierra
  • “Cinderella,” in Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

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