Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Little Golden Book: Cinderella

A couple of weeks ago, I popped over to Half-Price Books to pick up some magazines, for collaging in my art journal. As I walked by the children's section, I spied a shelf full of Little Golden Books. Of course, I had to stop and have a look.

Now that I'm an adult, the one thing that I love most about the Little Golden Books is the artwork. They hired some super-talented artists to bring the characters and events to life in their stories. In fact, I'm acquiring quite a collection of these books!

One of the first books I pulled down from the shelf was Cinderella.

This story, of Walt Disney's Cinderella by Little Golden Book, is a reprint of the one originally issued in 1950. When I was a child, I had this book in a large sized format and I loved it. As soon as I saw the cover, childhood memories of reading this came washing over me.

In this post, I thought I'd share some of the artwork.

The story was adapted by Jane Werner and the illustrations are by Retta Scott Worcester. It's my absolute favorite illustrated Cinderella story!

Cinderella's stepmother makes her do chores all day long, from cleaning out the fireplaces, to scrubbing the floor, to churning butter, making the meals and waiting hand-and-foot on her spoiled, rotten stepsisters. At least in the Grimm Brothers' version of Cinderella, the stepsisters get their comeuppance!

These pictures (right above and below) are two of my favorites from the book. Cinderella was a great seamstress. She made clothes for all her little friends and made herself a ballgown from random scraps of material.

Spoiler Alert: Cinderella gets her man in the end! She and the Prince live happily ever after, though I'm thinking that castle might be a little drafy in the winter. 

Thanks for stopping by and joining me on this trip down memory lane!

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