A Cinderella with a Sense of Humor: The Little Glass Slipper

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This is Charles Perrault’s brilliant “Cinderella,” as translated by Andrew Lang in his famous Blue Fairy Book, matched mostly with the original, gorgeously delicate illustrations of Henry Justice Ford.

I LOVE Cinderella! As probably my favorite fairy tale of all time, it’s fitting that this is the first I completed in this slideshow series. What other fairy tales would you like to see, and what versions of those tales? Do you know of any obscure fairy tales or illustrators? Let me know in the comments!

Henry J Ford’s Illustrations for “The Little Glass Slipper:”

Original Text for “The Little Glass Slipper”

Once there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had, by a former husband, two daughters of her own humor, who were, indeed, exactly like her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife…

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It’s Not ORIGINAL – How to Write an Organic Story

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My new series on Writing! So excited for this debut video – I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile.

I’ll still be publishing the Disney series. One writing video a week, and one Disney Video every other week.

If you want to see when I publish new videos, you can subscribe to my channel, CinderellaReads. Please feel free to share if you enjoy the info, and to let me know if you have any critiques! I’m totally open to suggestions on how to improve!

Covered in this Video:

  • A reaction to Amazon Writers Review Groups
  • What does it mean to be original?
  • The basic elements of storytelling

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Disney’s 59 Classic Films List – RATED!

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Pinterest and Blog ImageAn absolute masterpiece, Walt Disney poured his heart and soul into his second film, but was disappointed by it’s box office flop.

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Does the story flow well or is it disjointed? Does it have a compelling hook, a solid middle build, and a rewarding pay-off?

7/10

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Are they likable and relatable? Do they all fit well into the story? Are they well-developed, with good characters arcs?

8/10

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Did the film push boundaries with technology? Did it take careful time to craft? Is it detailed, harmonious and beautiful?

10/10

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Are the songs memorable? Do they fit well into the story? Do they all have the same harmonious theme and feel?

10/10

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Do I, personally, love this film? I love it, but it’s not my favorite.

8/10

Total – 46/50

Let me know, in the comments below, how you would rate this film! Is it your…

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Morte de Jack – the Fourth Part of the Jack Saga

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Chapter 1

Once upon a time, Jack ruled well and wisely, and made many enemies. All the citizens of his kingdom loved him like their own father, and took a personal interest in all his family affairs. They had rejoiced when his daughter Rose married her wonderful husband Prince Joseph, and they mourned when his snippety, crotetchety, well-meaning mother passed away. She had lived a full, rich life ever since Jack had come down from the beanstalk, vintage-1653946and though she often complained, unable to shake off those earlier years of constant misfortune and accustom herself to the splendors of her comfortable existence, she had always been inordinately proud of her son.

Yet, there were those who salivated to see his head on a platter. Jack had spent his life eradicating the evil around and in his lands, and there were many witches, goblins, dragons,  werewolves, and other fearsome beasts who…

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