Rhodopis is stolen from her home in Greece and sold down the Nile where divine intervention—and a small, red slip-on shoe—attract Pharaoh’s attention. Inspired by the earliest known accounts of a poor girl whose luck is changed with a prince and lost slipper, the book’s exotic illustrations conjure ancient times and customs, depicting a Cinderella with fiery hair, Grecian robes, and, in a nod to the master storyteller himself, a wise old friend named Aesop.
Pallas Gates McCorquodale
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