Cinderella · NovElla · Pumpkin

Introducing Cinderella

It’s that time of year again! Brightly colored leaves, crisp weather, pumpkins, Cinderella—wait, Cinderella? Yes!


Cinderella’s fairy godmother turns a big orange pumpkin into a beautiful coach, so the story must occur in autumn… Or does it? And does she wear glass slippers or are they gold? It all depends on which version you’re referencing.

Everyone knows this classic fairy tale: the well-loved theme is reflected in stories around the globe, each with its own twist.

Are they all really the same? What are the differences? Let’s explore the endless possibilities and find out!

In this series of posts, I’m going to cover all the different versions of Cinderella that I can, old and new: folk tales, books, movies, music, even ballets and operas.

Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach

You might be surprised by the prevalence of the Cinderella tale, or by the doubtful origins of the details you thought you knew so well! I’m eager to find out your favorite Cinderella version, and which aspects of the story you like/don’t like.

Cinderella Series


I’ll fill in this list each time I post about Cinderella. In the meantime, enjoy the harvest season with some pumpkin pancakes!


Glass Slipper


6 thoughts on “Introducing Cinderella

  1. This will be fascinating. I’m sure there must be all sorts of variations on the Cinderella story. I think the movie from a year or so ago was really well done (the one with the beautiful blue dress on the cover). I’m really looking forward to this series!

    1. Yes, that blue dress is gorgeous! I’ll definitely devote some time to the latest movies – you’ll see there are countless different versions of Cinderella, and I’ve been watching them all in the name of research 🙂 .
      Thanks for your comment!

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