Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India
Cinduri has a lot of work to do. Every day she walks to the lake to fetch drinking water, milks the cow, cleans the house, prepares the meals, cleans the animal pens, and sells vegetables. Her stepmother and stepsister, however, don’t do any of the work. They just order Cinduri about and give her a bowl of rice and a few leftovers to eat.
The lake, however, is full of magic. When Godfather Snake hears of Cinduri’s troubles, he vows to make her life easier. And when the Prince comes to visit the village during the annual Navaratri Festival, Godfather Snake makes it possible for her to go, dressed in the most beautiful gold-threaded sari and sparkling diamond anklets. It is there that she wins the heart of the Prince.
Age: 6 and up
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Shen's Books
Author: Lila Mehta ; Youshan Tang ; Meredith Brucker
Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.2 x 8.3 inches