Cinderella – Brothers Grimm

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The story of Cinderella is a true rags-to-riches story that has been told and retold for generations. It is a story that seems to resonate with people all over the world with a message of hope that everyone can appreciate.

Cinderella Story

It is believed that the first time the story was told it involved a Greek slave girl who married an Egyptian king. The story evolved with time and its first European version was published in 1634. It was later retold by the Brothers Grimm in their famous collection of fairy tales, Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

As I’m sure you know, the story of Cinderella follows the life of a girl who loses her mother at a young age. Her father remarries, but shortly thereafter also dies. Cinderella is left in the care of her stepmother and her two stepsisters, who treat her incredibly badly (download a free copy of our Cinderella PDF by clicking the button below).

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Yes, it is! Cinderella’s first European version was published in 1634 so it is in the public domain. You are therefore welcome to download and read it for free! Need more? Check out our other Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales here.

Cinderella Q&A

What Is The Moral Of The Cinderella Story?

The moral of the Cinderella story is that kindness, courage, and inner beauty are way more important than outer beauty and fancy things. The story also teaches us that good things come to those who are patient and persevere no matter how difficult their lives may be!

What Was Cinderella’s Real Name?

While we are never told what Cinderella’s real name is, and it is never mentioned in the original story, she is sometimes simply referred to as “Ella.”

Why Was Cinderella So Special?

Cinderella was special because she chose to remain gentle and kind, despite the fact that she was very badly treated. Some of her best qualities include that she always tried to see the good in others and her courage and perseverance won out in the end!

Where Does The Story Of Cinderella Take Place?

We aren’t specifically told where the original story takes place but it is thought that it takes place in a European kingdom with some speculating that it takes place in France in around the 1600s or 1700s.


The Cinderella story has captured the hearts and imaginations of people for generations reminding us that sometimes you just have to keep pushing forward and have hope no matter how hard things get. And of course to always strive to be the very best versions of ourselves!

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