The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes

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(4.3 stars; 21 reviews)

"Because she used to herd Goats in the high places and the rocky places, she went by the name of Girl-go-with-the-Goats. But that was not the name that she herself called herself. She called herself Maid-alone..."

So begins Padriac Colum's rendition of this classical, well-known tale. He was a master story teller, and in this short book combines vivid characters and a depth of plot with the rough-hewn simplicity the story demands. If you are fond of Cinderella stories, you will enjoy this book. And if you believe you dislike all such, it may yet win you over and change your mind. (2 hr 5 min)


01 - The Coming of Crow-feather-Cloak 7:34 Read by Arctura
02 - Fruit for the King's Son 6:51 Read by Arctura
03 - Girl-go-with-the-Goats Loses House Room 8:12 Read by Arctura
04 - The Girl in the Goat-shed 9:29 Read by Arctura
05 - Fire for the King's Son 9:13 Read by Arctura
06 - Crow-feather-Cloak Again 8:36 Read by nanacindy
07 - Through the Three Woods and to the King's Castle 8:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
08 - Water for the King's Son 6:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
09 - What the Geese Talked Of 2:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
10 - The King's Son Goes Seeking 5:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
11 - How Maid-alone Ceased Being a Goose-herd 4:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
12 - The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes 2:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
13 - The Ball in the King's Castle 10:48 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
14 - The Matchless Maiden Loses Her Golden Slipper 16:10 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
15 - The Wisest Woman Comes to the King's Castle 12:23 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
16 - The Clock Strikes and Maid-alone Stays 6:21 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)


Evelyn ryan here sorry about my sons bad text

(4.5 stars)

I'm 8 I think it is a great story ????

Not my cup of tea

(2 stars)

Sorry, I'm not fond of Cinderella stories and this didn't win me over, although it was a creative reworking of the original tale.