Marryin’ into Money: Smoky Mountain Rose (An Appalachian Cinderella)

Friday, February 13, 2009.

Smoky Mountain Rose (An Appalachian Cinderella)Author: Alan Schroeder (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Brad Sneed (on JOMB)
Published: 1997 Penguin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0140566732

Fierce, phonetically written slang and softly stretched, fish-eye illustrations make this twangin’ twist on the traditional tale a thrill for listeners and read-aloud hams alike — rump-blisterin’ and all!

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Comment by Monica Edinger

February 13, 2009 @ 5:28 am

Are you familiar with Tom Davenport’s film series From the Brothers Grimm? Wonderful collection of films he did in Virginia. He’s a folklorist and these films are terrific. (I have been teaching and writing about Cinderella for eons. Now it is a popular teaching unit, but not when I started!) My students are currently writing Cinderella stories of their own and I like to use the various Ashpet variants when discussing setting. (They’ve got the imagery, dialect, etc. etc.)

Comment by Monica Edinger

February 13, 2009 @ 10:39 am

Since I teach and have been collecting Cinderella for eons it is hard to select just one. A parody that not too many may know because it is relatively old is Arthur Yorinks’ Ugh with illustrations by Richard Egielski.

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