Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Korean Cinderella

The Korean Cinderella

A lush Korean version of the story of Cinderella....

To honor her birth, a pear tree is planted and the newborn baby is named Pear. She is beautiful and loved by her elderly mother and father. When Pear's mother dies, her father remarries a woman with a daughter the same age as Pear. Beautiful Pear's stepmother is jealous of her stepdaughter's beauty and requires her to perform many impossible chores, while her own daughter, Peony watches.

With the help of magical creatures (frog, sparrow, and black oxen) Pear successfully completes each chore and is able to attend the festival. On the way to the festival she loses her shoe. The magistrate sees the beautiful Pear and calls out to her. Believing he is yelling at her, she runs away without her shoe. At the festival the magistrate looks for the girl without the shoe...

If you liked this, try:
The Irish Cinderlad
The Rough Faced Girl
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Lon Po Po
The Golden Sandal

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