Grades K-2. There are plenty of books that showcase a Cinderella from a particular country, but this beautifully conceived offering by Newbery Medal–winner Fleischman moves the story from culture to culture with a turn of the page; Cinderella goes from eating pan dulce in Mexico and receiving figs and apricots from a fairy in Iran to being handed rice from Grandfather Snake in India. Cinderella herself morphs from an Irish maiden into a Zimbabwean beauty in robe and headress. And when she runs away from the ball, she leaves behind a glass slipper, a diamond anklet, or a sandal of gold. From concept to execution, this is a sophisticated piece of artistry. Drawing on traditional textiles for inspiration, Paschkis’ folk-style art is a mastery of design. Using unexpected colors (tomato, navy, maroon) and pearls of detail unique to the individual countries, her images invite readers to look and look some more. The telling (framed by a mother reading to her daughter) needs introduction, but children old enough to understand the concept of one story transversing many lands will be fascinated.