Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella
By Dr. Jewell Coburn
Illustrated by Eddie Flotte
In the first English retelling of this ancient Cambodian tale, our heroine goes further, survives more, and has to conquer her own mortality to regain her rightful place. Angkat—child of ashes—endures great wrongs as she seeks to rise above the distresses caused by her own family.
Angkat appeared in an 18th century French essay which was found by Dr. Coburn deep in some dusty archives while she was researching Khmer culture and folklore. This ancient and truly captivating version of the Cinderella story will delight and enthrall readers of all ages.
Eddie Flotte, a renowned watercolorist, places the reader in the scene of the story. He broadens the storytelling by effectively employing dramatic expressions, gestures, and ambiance in each illustration. This will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every library, classroom, and family.
About the Creators
Dr. Jewell Reinhart Coburn is the author of many books on storytelling and folklore. Dr. Coburn has lived abroad and studied an array of diverse cultures. She is the recipient of a doctorate in Higher Education Administration and of two honorary degrees, plus many literary awards. She is the author of two titles in Shen's Cinderella series.
Eddie Flotte is originally from Philadelphia but now lives in Maui. He owns a gallery where all his paintings are on display to an ever-growing and appreciative audience. He is always intrigued by the rustic charm of foreign lands and the diverse features of their people. For many of his illustrations he uses real people as models to bring the story alive in his illustrations. Angkat: A Cambodian Cinderella was his first children’s book.