"It’s easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani’s Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury Reading
Cinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version, we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.
About Fawzia Gilani-Williams
Dr. Fawzia Gilani-Williams serves as a global representative for the International Positive Education Network. She is a research fellow for the Eid Stories Institute for Literary Studies and Peace Research in the UK and works for the Department of Knowledge and Education in the UAE. Born and raised in the UK, Fawzia earned a Ph.D in Children's Literature and Character Education from the University of Worcester.
She is an internationally experienced principal, teacher and researcher. Fawzia's areas of specialization include primary education, Islamic children's literature, and creative writing. Her research interests are child identity and empowerment, character development, and Islamic literary theory. She has written a number of 'mirror books' and 'window books' to promote intercultural literacy, emotional development and social flourishing.
She is the author of the Islamic fairy tale series produced by Kube, UK. Her titles include Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, which together underscore moral power, quiet heroism and multicultural cognizance. Fawzia's recent book, Yaffa and Fatima Shalom Salaam, illustrated by Chiara Fedele was awarded a silver medal by the Sydney Taylor Book Award.
Age Range: 5 - 10 years Grade Level: Kindergarten - 5 Hardcover: 44 pages Publisher: The Islamic Foundation Language: English Author: Dr. Fawzia Gilani-Williams ISBN: 978-0860374732 Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.2 x 9 inches