Our children are becoming Cinderella, our urban schools the stepchildren of our country. We as a nation are figuratively dressing our next generation in rags if we don’t teach them to read for joy. —FROM THE INTRODUCTION
“Rachel Hope Crossman is passionate about the importance of reading, and the primacy of story. In Saving Cinderella she explores the vital role of the fairy tale in nurturing creativity and stimulating imagination. Cinderella’s trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumph have been told and retold over many centuries in many nations. Rachel Hope Crossman surveys these many Cinderellas, with their various animal helpers and magical objects, with infectious zest. Fairy tales remain as relevant today as they ever were, and their deep structures and their transformative power lie at the heart of all imaginative literature.” —Neil Philip, author of The Cinderella Story.
Rachel Hope Crossman has an American Montessori Society elementary teaching certificate and State of CA Child Development Program Director Permit. She was introduced to world mythology at the age of eight in Greece, where she ate pomegranates and learned of Persephone and Demeter. She has four grown children and lives in Berkeley, CA with her Man and Dog. Find 365 Cinderellas and contact her at http://rachelhopecrossman.blogspot.com