Skip to main content

Cinderella Classic Fairy Tale for Children

Cinderella Story For Kids - Cinderella’s mother died while she was a very little child, leaving her to the care of her father and her step-sisters, who were very much older than herself; for Cinderella’s father had been twice married, and her mother was his second wife. Now, Cinderella’s sisters did not love her, and were very unkind to her. Read the full story of cinderella.

Cinderella Fairy tale Story

Once upon a time... there lived an unhappy young woman. Unhappy she was, for her mother had been dead, her father had married another woman, a widow with two brothers, and her stepmother did not like her one little piece.

Cinderella
disney.wikia.com
Unhappy Cinderella All the nice things, kind thoughts and loving bits were for her own daughters. And not only the kind thoughts and love, but also dresses, shoes, shawls, delicious food, comfortable beds, in addition to every home comfort. All this was laid to her daughters. But, for the poor unhappy woman, there was nothing at all. No dresses, only her stepsisters' hand-me-downs. No lovely dishes, nothing but scraps. For she had to work hard all day, and only when evening came was she allowed to sit for a while by the fire, near the cinders. That is how she got her nickname, for everybody called her Cinderella.

Read to : The Youngman

You've got something neither of your stepsisters have and that's beauty."

It was quite true. While her stepsisters, no matter how splendid and elegant their clothes, were still clumsy, lumpy and ugly and always would be.

One day, beautiful new dresses arrived at the house. A ball was to be held at Court and the stepsisters were getting ready to go to it. for she knew very well what the answer to that would be:

"You? My dear woman, you're staying at home to wash the dishes, scrub the floors and turn down the beds for your stepsisters. They'll come home tired and very tired."

"Oh dear, I'm so miserable!"

In the kitchen, where Cinderella was sitting all by herself, there was a burst of light and a fairy appeared.

"Don't be amazed, Cinderella," said the fairy. "The wind blew me your sighs. I know you'd really like to go to the ball. And so you shall!"

"How can I, dressed in rags?" Cinderella replied. "The servants will turn me away!" With a flick of her magic wand... Cinderella found herself wearing the most beautiful dress, the loveliest ever seen in the realm.

"Now that we've settled the matter of the dress," said the fairy, "we'll have to provide you with a coach. A real lady would never go to a ball on foot!"

"Quick! Get me a pumpkin!" she ordered.

"Oh of course," said Cinderella, rushing away. Then the fairy turned to the cat.

"You, bring me seven mice!"

Cinderella with poor dress and beautiful dress

"Seven mice!" said the cat. "I did not understand fairies ate mice too!"

"They're not for eating, idiotic! Do as you're told! ... and, remember they must be living!"

Cinderella soon returned with a fine pumpkin and the cat with seven mice he had caught in the cellar.

Cinderella"Good!" exclaimed the fairy. With a flick of her magic wand... wonder of wonders! The pumpkin turned into a sparkling coach and the mice became six white horses, while the seventh mouse turned into a coachman, in a smart uniform and carrying a whip. Cinderella could hardly believe her eyes.

"I shall present you in Court. You'll shortly see that the Prince, in whose honor the ball will be held, will be enchanted by your loveliness. But remember! You have to leave the ball at midnight and come home. For that is when the spell ends. Your trainer will turn back into a pumpkin, the horses will become mice again and the coachman will turn back to a mouse... and you'll be dressed again in rags and wearing clogs instead of these dainty little slippers! Do you know?" Cinderella smiled and said,

"Yes, I know!"

When Cinderella entered the ballroom at the palace, a hush fell. Everyone stopped in mid-sentence to admire her elegance, her beauty and grace.

"Who can this be?" people asked each other. The two stepsisters also wondered who the newcomer was, for never in a month of Sundays, would they ever have guessed that the beautiful girl was really poor Cinderella who talked to the cat!

When the prince set eyes on Cinderella, he was struck by her beauty. Walking over to her, he bowed deeply and asked her to dance. And to the great disappointment of all the young ladies, he danced with Cinderella all evening.

"Who are you, fair maiden?" the Prince kept asking her. But Cinderella only replied:

"What does it matter who I am! You'll never see me again anyway."

"Oh, but I shall, I'm very sure!" he replied.

Cinderella and PrinceCinderella had a wonderful time at the ball... But, all of a sudden, she heard the sound of a clock: the first stroke of midnight! She remembered what the fairy had said, and without a word of goodbye she slipped from the Prince's arms and ran down the steps. As she ran she lost one of her slippers, but not for a moment did she dream of stopping to pick it up! If the last stroke of midnight were to sound... oh... what a disaster that would be! Out she fled and vanished into the night.

The Prince, who was now madly in love with her, picked up her slipper and said to his ministers,

"Go and search everywhere for the girl whose foot this slipper fits. I will never be satisfied until I find her!" So the ministers tried the slipper on the foot of all the girls... and on Cinderella's foot as well... Surprise! The slipper fitted perfectly.

"That horrible untidy girl simply can't have been in the ball," snapped the stepmother. "Tell the Prince he needs to marry one of my two daughters! Can not you see how awful Cinderella is! Can not you see?"

Suddenly she broke off, for the fairy had appeared.

Read to : The False Prince and The True

"That's enough!" she exclaimed, raising her magic wand. In a flash, Cinderella appeared in a splendid dress, shining with youth and beauty. Her stepmother and stepsisters gaped at her in amazement, and the ministers said,

"Come with us, fair maiden! The Prince expects to present you with his engagement ring!" So Cinderella joyfully went with them, and lived happily ever after with her Prince. And as for the cat, he just said "Miaow"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITbwIkqCLS4

Comments

Related Post

Indonesian Fairy tales : Keong Mas

These Indonesia folktales told about the Princess Dewi Limaran had cursed into the snail. His husband Raden Putra was sad because he lost his lovely wife. This folktale for storytelling comes from East Java of Java Island.
Legend of The Golden Snail Once upon a time, there was a couple living in a palace. They had been Prince Raden Putra and Dewi Limaran. Prince Raden Putra's father was the king of this kingdom. One afternoon, Dewi Limaran was walking around in the palace garden. Suddenly she saw a snail. It was ugly and disgusting.
"Yuck!" Stated Dewi Limaran after which she threw it out to a river. She didn't understand that the snail was actually an old and powerful witch. She could transform herself into anything. The witch was angry to Dewi Limaran. The witch put a spell on her and changed her into a golden snail. The witch then threw it away to the river.

Read to :  The Legend of Malin Kundang
The golden snail was drifting away from the river and got captured in…

Czechoslovak folktale - Clever Manka

Clever Manka Story - Clever Manka is the titular character of a Czechoslovakian folk tale. This story is about a woman whose cleverness wins not only the heart of very wise king, but eventually his deep rooted respect. Manka gets "noticed" by the king when she first solves a riddle for her father presented by the king. Curious, the king wants to meet her but first tests her with more riddles, all of which she passes with incredible originality. Finally, they do marry, but the king has only one request. Read the full story. Czechoslovak Fairy Tales and Folk Tales There was once a rich farmer who was as grasping and unscrupulous as he was wealthy. He was constantly driving a hard bargain and always getting the better of his poor neighbors. One of these neighbors was a humble man who in return for service was to get from the farmer a heifer. After the time of payment came the farmer refused to Provide the shepherd the heifer and the shepherd was forced to put the issue before th…

Polish Folklore - The Legend of the Wawel Dragon

Legend of Polish Folklore- The Wawel Dragon (Polish: Smok Wawelski), also Called the Dragon of Wawel Hill, is a famous dragon in Polish folklore. His lair was in a cave at the foot of Wawel Hill on the bank of the Vistula River. Wawel Hill is in Kraków, which was then the capital of Poland. In some stories the dragon lived prior to the founding of the city, when the region was inhabited by farmers. See the full story of Polish legend at listfairytales.info Polish Legends, folklore, myths, and stories In Poland, a long time ago, in a den at the foot of Wawel Hill, there lived a dreadful dragon. None of the people of town Krakow from the poorest beggar to His majesty King Krak did not know where it had come from and how it got there.
Everyone constantly trembled with fear. Always having the frightening idea that the knigths guarding the dragon left their hair stand on end when they discovered the monster roar.

Read to : The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Know All
As the days beyond the…

Slovak Legends - The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Know All

Slovak Folk Tales - There once lived a King who lost his way while hunting. A charcoal-burner invited the King to stay the night in his small thatched cottage. While there, a son was born to the charcoal-burner's wife. I can't sleep in this drafty hayloft, (peeking through the floorboards at the room below) Who is that old woman with a lighted taper bending over the baby?, read the full story at listfairytales.info Slovak Fairy Tales in English
There was once a king who took great delight in searching. 1 day he followed a stag a great distance into the forest. He went on and on and on till he lost his way. Night fell and the king by happy chance came upon a clearing in which a charcoal-burner had a cottage. The king asked the charcoal-burner to lead him from the forest and offered to pay him handsomely.
"I'd be glad to go with you," the charcoal-burner said, "but my wife is expecting the birth of a child and I cannot leave her. Lie down on some hay in the gar…

Iceland Fairy tales – The Cottager And His Cat

Popular Fairy tales - A man lived with his wife and son in a wretched hovel; he was secretly rich, but so great a miser that he could not spend the money. One day, however, he spent too little on food and died. The man appeared to his son in a dream and said that his mother would die soon; half the wealth, being ill-gotten, was to be given to the poor, and he should throw the other half into the sea, and catch whatever swam by. The Cottager And His Cat Once upon a time there lived an old guy and his wife in a filthy, tumble-down cabin, not very far in the splendid palace where the king and queen dwelt. In spite of the wretched condition of this hut, which lots of people declared was too bad even for a pig to live in, the older man was very wealthy, for he had been a great miser, and lucky besides, and would frequently go without food each day earlier than alter one of his beloved gold bits.
However, after a while he found that he had starved himself once too often. He fell sick, and ha…