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Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 10, Num 12, Aug 1983

Story Summary

A nicely told Chinese Cinderella story with magic worked by a kindly river spirit instead of a fairy godmother. According to the author this is one of the earliest known versions of the Cinderella story, written down over 1000 years ago.