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Brown's illustrated translation of Perrault's tale in which Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper in her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect won the 1955 Caldecott medal.
"In a dark forest, a merchant picks a rose for his daugher Beauty. It belongs to a terrible beast. To save his life, the merchant promises that his daughter will visit the creature. When she does, Beauty grows to like the beast. But can she ever love him?"--Unedited summary from book.
In this variation on the Cinderella story set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose longs to go to the party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek and receives assistance from an unlikely fairy godmother.