Rachel Hope Crossman

Writer, teacher

 Saving Cinderella:

            Fairy Tales and Children in the 21st Century

                                     by Rachel Hope  Crossman

  • Endorsed by experts in folklore as well as education, including the English Folklore Society and   Author Neil Philip 
  • Named as one of the Best of the Best Books for Spring/Summer 2014 by Children’s book reviewer Nancy Polette
  • Honored as finalist in the  USA Book News Best Book Awards, Children’s EducationalCategoryUSABooknews.com
  • Honored as finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Education/Academic Category , www.IndieBookAwards.com
  • Honored as finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards, Children’s Educational Category

    Children's Educational Category

    Children’s Educational Category


Published by:

The Apocryphile Press 1700 Shattuck Ave. #81 Berkeley, CA 94709




Buy it locally at:

University Press Books 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley,  CA 947045    10-548-0585
USA Book News Best Book Awards http://www.usabooknews.com/2014awardannouncement.html

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  1. Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saving-Cinderella-Fairy-Children-Century/dp/1940671310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416855783&sr=1-1&keywords=saving+cinderella+fairy+tales+and+children+in+the+21st+century
An all-in-one resource for teachers, parents, and grandparents who want to encourage a love of reading in the next generation. Includes an overview of how children learn to read using the Five Pillars of Literacy, five complete Cinderella stories, and a dictionary of fairy tale symbols including rings, shoes, and spinning wheels. Rachel Hope Crossman is a Montessori elementary teacher and holds a State of CA Child Development Program Director Permit. She was introduced to world mythology as a child on the Greek island of Delphi, where she ate pomegranates as her grandfather read the story of Persephone and Demeter, and in Athens where she picnicked at the Acropolis. She has four grown children and lives in Berkeley, CA

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, and Eyewitness Mythology, DK Eyewitness Books.

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For more information contact rachel.crossman@gmail.com 


  1. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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