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April 15, 1999
A luminescent interpretation of an ancient Persian tale . . . Florczak's meticulously researched illustrations faithfully depict the ornate beauty of an ancient land. Minutely detailed borders frame the text while vibrant images stream in saturated colors across the pages.
June 7, 1999
Pomegranate trees, jasmine flowers and other Persian botanicals adorn Florczak's effervescent landscapes framed with intricate borders . . . the exotic setting and cultural details make this one of interest to any collector of Cinderella tales.
July 1, 1999
Florczak's illustrations are stunningly exotic and beautiful, with each fold of clothing, each reflection on a surface, and each leaf on a tree lovingly portrayed. The people look as lifelike as photographs, each face unique. A fine addition for any folktale collection.
School Library Journal
Florczak's sumptuous illustrations have jewel-like tones that glow against the brownline-paper background, and traditional designs decorate the text. The illustrations are realistic and appealing. . . . a suitable complement to Climo's other Cinderella stories.