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English E-reader (Graded readers), Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella is a pretty girl. She's got blue eyes and blonde, curly hair. She's always happy. She likes singing and playing with her pet cat and the mice in the kitchen.

She lives in a big house with her two sisters. Her sisters are very ugly! They've got big noses and big, ugly feet!

They don't like Cinderella, and she has to do all the work in the house.

They throw their clothes on the floor.

'Pick up our clothes!' they say.

They shout at Cinderella.

'Clean the kitchen!'

'Wash the clothes!'

'Cook the dinner!'

One day Cinderella is in the kitchen. She's washing the plates. The sun is shining and Cinderella is happy. She's looking out of the window and singing with the birds. Blackie, her cat, is playing with his friends, the little mice. Goldie is Cinderella's goldfish. He's swimming in his bowl and listening to the birds singing.

'Cinderella! Cinderella!' say her sisters. 'Come here! Quickly!'

Cinderella runs upstairs into the living room.

'Here I am!' she says.

'Look at this. We've got an invitation from the king. An invitation to the ball at the Palace!'

'An invitation to the ball!' says Cinderella. 'That's wonderful.'

'Yes!' say the sisters. 'We can wear beautiful dresses and we can dance with Prince Charming!'

'Can I come to the ball?' says Cinderella.

'You?' say the sisters. 'Come to the ball? No. You can't come to the ball. You haven't got a dress!'

On the day of the ball Cinderella is very busy.

The ugly sisters want Cinderella to do everything.

'Cinderella! Come here and help me with my dress.'

'Cinderella! Come here and help me with my hair.'

'Cinderella! Go and find my blue shoes.'

'Cinderella! Go and find my yellow bag.'

'Cinderella! Where's my necklace?'

'Cinderella! Where's my ring?'

'Cinderella! Cinderella! Cinderella! Quickly, quickly, quickly...It's time to go!

'Don't cry, Cinderella,' says Blackie.

'I want to go to the ball,' says Cinderella.

'You can go to the ball,' says a beautiful woman.

'Who are you?' says Cinderella.

'I'm your Fairy Godmother,' says the beautiful woman. 'Cinderella, go into the garden and find a nice, big pumpkin,' says the Fairy Godmother.

'Come here, Blackie. Let's put Goldie here on the floor... and... oh, yes! Six little white mice! Perfect!' says the Fairy Godmother.

The Fairy Godmother waves her magic wand and says 'ABRACADABRA!'

The pumpkin is now a beautiful coach.

Goldie is now a footman.

Blackie is now a coachman.

And the six white mice are now six beautiful white horses!

The Fairy Godmother waves her wand again. Cinderella's old grey dress is now a wonderful new dress, and on her feet there are pretty glass shoes.

'Now you can go to the ball, Cinderella,' says the Fairy Godmother. 'But, you must be home before midnight.'

At the palace there are a lot of people. They're in the ballroom, talking and laughing and dancing. Everyone is happy. The King and Queen are enjoying the ball.

'Who is that beautiful princess?' says one of the ugly sisters.

'I don't know,' says the other ugly sister. 'Look, Prince Charming is dancing with her!'

Prince Charming likes Cinderella, and they dance and dance and dance all evening.

Dong! Dong! Cinderella looks at the clock. It's midnight!

'I must go!' she says.

Cinderella runs out of the ballroom and down the steps. Prince Charming runs out of the ballroom.

'Don't go!' he says. 'Please, come here!'

But Cinderella isn't there. It's midnight, and she's running home.

'What's this?' says Prince Charming.

He looks on the steps and sees Cinderella's glass shoe.

'I can go to every house in the town,' he says. 'I can ask every girl in the town to put on this shoe. I can find the beautiful princess!'

'Prince Charming is here! Prince Charming is here!' say the ugly sisters.

'Go away. Go into the kitchen, Cinderella. The glass shoe isn't yours. You can't see Prince Charming. Quickly, quickly, quickly! Go! Go! Go!'

The ugly sisters put on the glass shoe. They have very big, ugly feet! And the shoe is very small... Cinderella opens the door. 'Can I put on the shoe?' she says.

'GO AWAY!' say the ugly sisters.

'No, wait!' says Prince Charming. 'Come here and put on the shoe.'

Cinderella puts on the shoe.

The shoe is yours!' says Prince Charming. 'You are the beautiful princess!'

'I'm not a princess. I'm Cinderella,' she says. 'But the shoe is mine'.

Prince Charming and Cinderella have a beautiful wedding in the garden at the Palace.

All the people from the town come to the wedding. It's a beautiful sunny day, and Prince Charming and Cinderella are very happy.

'Can we be friends now?' says Cinderella to her ugly sisters. 'You are a good, kind girl, Cinderella,' they say. 'We want to be your friends.'

'Good!' says Cinderella.

And they all live happily ever after!

- THE END -


Cinderella シンデレラ

Cinderella is a pretty girl. Aschenputtel ist ein hübsches Mädchen. シンデレラはかわいい女の子です。 She's got blue eyes and blonde, curly hair. 彼女は青い目と金髪の巻き毛を持っています。 She's always happy. 彼女はいつも幸せです。 She likes singing and playing with her pet cat and the mice in the kitchen. 彼女は台所でペットの猫とネズミと一緒に歌ったり遊んだりするのが好きです。

She lives in a big house with her two sisters. 彼女は2人の姉妹と一緒に大きな家に住んでいます。 Her sisters are very ugly! 彼女の姉妹はとても醜いです! They've got big noses and big, ugly feet! 彼らは大きな鼻と大きくて醜い足を持っています!

They don't like Cinderella, and she has to do all the work in the house. 彼らはシンデレラが好きではなく、彼女は家の中ですべての仕事をしなければなりません。

They throw their clothes on the floor. 彼らは服を床に投げます。

'Pick up our clothes!' 「私たちの服を手に取ってください!」 they say. 彼らが言うには。

They shout at Cinderella. 彼らはシンデレラに向かって叫びます。

'Clean the kitchen!' 「キッチンを掃除して!」

'Wash the clothes!' '服を洗う!'

'Cook the dinner!'

One day Cinderella is in the kitchen. ある日、シンデレラは台所にいます。 She's washing the plates. 彼女は皿を洗っています。 The sun is shining and Cinderella is happy. 太陽が輝いていて、シンデレラは幸せです。 She's looking out of the window and singing with the birds. 彼女は窓の外を見て、鳥と一緒に歌っています。 Blackie, her cat, is playing with his friends, the little mice. 彼女の猫であるブラッキーは、彼の友達である小さなネズミと遊んでいます。 Goldie is Cinderella's goldfish. ゴールディはシンデレラの金魚です。 He's swimming in his bowl and listening to the birds singing. 彼はボウルの中で泳いでいて、鳥のさえずりを聞いています。

'Cinderella! Cinderella!' say her sisters. 'Come here! Quickly!'

Cinderella runs upstairs into the living room. シンデレラは2階のリビングルームに駆け込みます。

'Here I am!' 'ここにいるよ!' she says.

'Look at this. We've got an invitation from the king. 王様からの招待状があります。 An invitation to the ball at the Palace!' 宮殿でのボールへの招待!」

'An invitation to the ball!' 「ボールへの招待状!」 says Cinderella. 'That's wonderful.'

'Yes!' say the sisters. 'We can wear beautiful dresses and we can dance with Prince Charming!' 「私たちは美しいドレスを着ることができ、プリンスチャーミングと踊ることができます!」

'Can I come to the ball?' 「ボールに来てもいいですか?」 says Cinderella.

'You?' say the sisters. 'Come to the ball? 'ボールに来ますか? No. You can't come to the ball. あなたはボールに来ることができません。 You haven't got a dress!' あなたはドレスを持っていません!」

On the day of the ball Cinderella is very busy. ボールの日、シンデレラはとても忙しいです。

The ugly sisters want Cinderella to do everything. 醜い姉妹はシンデレラにすべてをしてもらいたい。

'Cinderella! Come here and help me with my dress.' ここに来て、私のドレスを手伝ってください。」

'Cinderella! 'シンデレラ! Come here and help me with my hair.' ここに来て、私の髪の毛を手伝ってください。」

'Cinderella! Go and find my blue shoes.' 行って、私の青い靴を見つけてください。」

'Cinderella! 'シンデレラ! Go and find my yellow bag.' 行って、私の黄色いバッグを見つけてください。」

'Cinderella! Where's my necklace?' 私のネックレスはどこにありますか?」

'Cinderella! Where's my ring?'

'Cinderella! Cinderella! Cinderella! Quickly, quickly, quickly...It's time to go! 早く、早く、早く...行く時間です!

'Don't cry, Cinderella,' says Blackie. 「泣かないで、シンデレラ」とブラッキーは言います。

'I want to go to the ball,' says Cinderella. 「私はボールに行きたいです」とシンデレラは言います。

'You can go to the ball,' says a beautiful woman. 「あなたはボールに行くことができます」と美しい女性は言います。

'Who are you?' 'あなたは誰?' says Cinderella. シンデレラは言います。

'I'm your Fairy Godmother,' says the beautiful woman. 「私はあなたの妖精のゴッドマザーです」と美しい女性は言います。 'Cinderella, go into the garden and find a nice, big pumpkin,' says the Fairy Godmother. 「シンデレラ、庭に行って、素敵な大きなカボチャを見つけてください」と妖精のゴッドマザーは言います。

'Come here, Blackie. 「ここに来て、ブラッキー。 Let's put Goldie here on the floor... and... oh, yes! ゴールディをここの床に置いてみましょう...そして...ああ、そうです! Six little white mice! 6匹の小さな白いマウス! Perfect!' 完全!' says the Fairy Godmother. 妖精の名付け親は言います。

The Fairy Godmother waves her magic wand and says 'ABRACADABRA!' フェアリーゴッドマザーは魔法の杖を振って「アブラカダブラ!」と言います。

The pumpkin is now a beautiful coach. カボチャは今や美しいコーチです。

Goldie is now a footman. ゴールディは今やフットマンです。

Blackie is now a coachman. ブラッキーは現在、コーチマンです。

And the six white mice are now six beautiful white horses! そして、6匹の白いネズミは6匹の美しい白い馬になりました!

The Fairy Godmother waves her wand again. フェアリーゴッドマザーは再び杖を振る。 Cinderella's old grey dress is now a wonderful new dress, and on her feet there are pretty glass shoes. シンデレラの古い灰色のドレスは今では素晴らしい新しいドレスになり、彼女の足元にはかわいいガラスの靴があります。

'Now you can go to the ball, Cinderella,' says the Fairy Godmother. 「今、あなたはボールに行くことができます、シンデレラ」と妖精のゴッドマザーは言います。 'But, you must be home before midnight.' 「しかし、あなたは真夜中前に家にいなければなりません。」

At the palace there are a lot of people. 宮殿にはたくさんの人がいます。 They're in the ballroom, talking and laughing and dancing. 彼らはボールルームにいて、話したり、笑ったり、踊ったりしています。 Everyone is happy. みんなが幸せだ。 The King and Queen are enjoying the ball. キングとクイーンはボールを楽しんでいます。

'Who is that beautiful princess?' 「あの美しいお姫様は誰ですか?」 says one of the ugly sisters. 醜い姉妹の一人は言います。

'I don't know,' says the other ugly sister. 「わかりません」と他の醜い妹は言います。 'Look, Prince Charming is dancing with her!' 「ほら、チャーミング王子は彼女と一緒に踊っています!」

Prince Charming likes Cinderella, and they dance and dance and dance all evening. プリンスチャーミングはシンデレラが好きで、彼らは一晩中踊り、踊り、踊ります。

Dong! ドン! Dong! Cinderella looks at the clock. シンデレラは時計を見ます。 It's midnight! 深夜です!

'I must go!' '私は行かなければなりません!' she says.

Cinderella runs out of the ballroom and down the steps. シンデレラはボールルームを使い果たし、階段を下ります。 Prince Charming runs out of the ballroom. プリンスチャーミングはボールルームを使い果たします。

'Don't go!' 「行かないで!」 he says. 'Please, come here!'

But Cinderella isn't there. しかし、シンデレラはそこにいません。 It's midnight, and she's running home. 真夜中です、そして彼女は家に走っています。

'What's this?' 'これは何ですか?' says Prince Charming.

He looks on the steps and sees Cinderella's glass shoe. 彼は階段を見て、シンデレラのガラスの靴を見る。

'I can go to every house in the town,' he says. 「私は町のすべての家に行くことができます」と彼は言います。 'I can ask every girl in the town to put on this shoe. 「町のすべての女の子にこの靴を履いてもらうことができます。 I can find the beautiful princess!' 私は美しい王女を見つけることができます!」

'Prince Charming is here! 「チャーミング王子はここにあります! Prince Charming is here!' say the ugly sisters.

'Go away. 'どこかに行って。 Go into the kitchen, Cinderella. シンデレラ、キッチンに入ってください。 The glass shoe isn't yours. ガラスの靴はあなたのものではありません。 You can't see Prince Charming. プリンスチャーミングは見えません。 Quickly, quickly, quickly! Go! Go! Go!'

The ugly sisters put on the glass shoe. 醜い姉妹はガラスの靴を履きました。 They have very big, ugly feet! 彼らは非常に大きくて醜い足を持っています! And the shoe is very small... Cinderella opens the door. そして靴はとても小さいです...シンデレラはドアを開けます。 'Can I put on the shoe?' 「靴を履いてもいいですか?」 she says. 彼女が言います。

'GO AWAY!' 'どこかに行って!' say the ugly sisters. 醜い姉妹は言います。

'No, wait!' 「いや、待って!」 says Prince Charming. プリンスチャーミングは言います。 'Come here and put on the shoe.' 「ここに来て、靴を履いてください。」

Cinderella puts on the shoe. シンデレラは靴を履きます。

The shoe is yours!' 靴はあなたのものです!」 says Prince Charming. 'You are the beautiful princess!' 「あなたは美しい王女です!」

'I'm not a princess. 「私はお姫様ではありません。 I'm Cinderella,' she says. 私はシンデレラです」と彼女は言います。 'But the shoe is mine'. 「しかし、靴は私のものです」。

Prince Charming and Cinderella have a beautiful wedding in the garden at the Palace. プリンスチャーミングとシンデレラは、宮殿の庭で美しい結婚式を挙げています。

All the people from the town come to the wedding. 町の人はみんな結婚式に来ます。 It's a beautiful sunny day, and Prince Charming and Cinderella are very happy.

'Can we be friends now?' 「私たちは今友達になれますか?」 says Cinderella to her ugly sisters. シンデレラは醜い姉妹に言います。 'You are a good, kind girl, Cinderella,' they say. 「あなたは良い、親切な女の子、シンデレラです」と彼らは言います。 'We want to be your friends.' 「私たちはあなたの友達になりたいです。」

'Good!' says Cinderella.

And they all live happily ever after! そして、彼らは皆、その後ずっと幸せに暮らしています!

- THE END -