ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 246 In this 246th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the story of “” also known in some places as “the Little Glass Slipper.” A widower marries for a second time after his first wife passes away. Very soon after the marriage, the new wife’s true countenance is displayed, as are those of her two mean-spirited daughters. The gentleman’s daughter by his first marriage is treated like a housemaid and servant rather than a sister and relegated to the kitchen to sit on a stool along the fireplace. They nickname her Cinderella, or maid of the cinders. One day a messenger from the King’s court arrives with invitations to the ball. Is it coincidence that the Stepmother and step-sisters forget to extend the invite to Cinderella. Nevertheless, Cinderella is put to work making and adjusting the ball gowns of beautiful silks, pressing the pleats, polishing the jewellery and getting them ready for the ball. On the day, off they go to the ball leaving Cinderella seated on her stool by the fire wishing she could go as well. And then something strange and altogether wonderful happens. A bright blue light appears and shimmers in the kitchen……… What happened next you ask? Did Cinders get to go to the ball or was she whisked away to a far and distant land? Well, you’ll just have to download and read the story to find out. Also, be sure to read the story’s moral message at the end.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES