Anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about Cinderella. I LOVE the story! I have many renditions of the movie. I have many Cinderella stories from many cultures and countries. I LOVE the story! By far, my favorite Cinderella story is The Rough-Faced Girl. Maybe it is a New England thing. Maybe it is the amazing storytelling that Rafe Martin captures. I don't know...but I adore this story! I urge you to check this one out if you haven't already. Oh and by the way I also have in my Cinderella collection, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters; The Persian Princess; Princess Furball; Cendrillon: a Caribbean Cinderella; Bigfoot Cinderella; Cinderella Skeleton; Cinderella, the Dog and Her Glass Slipper; Cinderlily; Cindy-Ellen: a Wild West Cinderella; Prince Cinders and probably more that I can't find in my memory but there are a lot and I add to my collection when I can.
Anyway, back to The Lion King and why this blog was originally being written - James and his amazing way to put a new spin on things! The kids were watching a movie on our trip and the previews came on. I heard the familiar music start and started to go to my happy place of dreaming of the possibilities with a new adventure until I heard James groan. Apparently he wasn't in the mood to watch the preview for The Lion King because this was his reaction: "Oh Great...It's an epic story about a baby that is useless!" Really James! I need to go now and read The Rough-Faced Girl and find my happy place. PEACE