A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers’ Aschenputtel to Disney’s Cinderella (Disney Editions Deluxe (Film))
Virtually everyone knows the story of Cinderella. It is one of the oldest and most widely told fairy tales. Although the names, settings, and other details changed over time and from culture to culture, the story is much the same. This book is an homage to that story. The greatest focus in the book is on the Disney version, with which most people these days are familiar, and a new Disney version that will come out this spring. However, the first section of the book covers the history of this story, and it is fascinating, indeed. In the late nineteenth century, British researcher Marian Roalfe Cox recognized nearly 350 variations of the story. An Egyptian story fits the mold from over 2000 years ago, and it might be based on one from 500 years before that. The second section of this lushly-illustrated and designed tome is dedicated to the animated Disney version. Fans of that film will be delighted with all the presented information. The third section introduces readers to the new live-action Cinderella film that comes out in March 2015. Cinderella fans must not miss this. The writing is lively and interesting, and the illustrations and photographs are grand.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||176 pages|
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|Category||Music & Movies|