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Golden Sandal : A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story (Paperback) (Rebecca Hickox)
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Poor Maha! Her jealous stepmother makes her do all the housework while her selfish stepsister lazes about. Since Maha's father is away fishing most of the time, there is no one to help or comfort her. All that begins to change when Maha finds a magical red fish. In return for sparing his life, the fish promises to help Maha whenever she calls him. On the night Maha is forbidden to attend a grand henna to celebrate the coming wedding of a wealthy merchant's daughter, the fish is true to his word. His magic sets in motion a chain of events that reward Maha with great happiness, and a dainty golden sandal is the key to it all. Rebecca Hickox's eloquent retelling and Will Hillenbrand's lush pictures offer a beguiling version of a story well-loved by many cultures the world over.
An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays + Celebrations / Easter
Publisher: Holiday House
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Rebecca Hickox
Street Date: October 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-9901
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