The Golden Sandal
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January 1, 1999 | $7.99

The Golden Sandal

A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story

by Rebecca Hickox
Illustrator(s): Will Hillenbrand
eBook | Pages: 32
Size: 9-3/4 X 9 | USD: $7.99
ISBN: 9780823430895
Publication Date: January 24, 2014
Age: 5-8 | Guided Reading Level: O
Themes: Fairy Tales & Fables, Middle East Interest

About the Book

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.