The young girl in this piece of artwork is from a well-known fairy tale entitled Cinderella. It’s a familiar story in a lot of cultures all over the world. This image is representative of one of the mysteries in the fairytale. As Cinderella leaves the ball, she loses one of her magical glass slippers on the stairs of the palace. When the prince finds the slipper, he does not know enough about the girl with whom he danced at the ball. It becomes a mystery for him to solve.
Using the story of Cinderella, or another well-known fairy tale or folk tale, create a “what if…” situation to add to the piece. An example might be, “what if Cinderella had never arrived at the ball?” What happened after she got into the carriage to travel to the palace? Do you think her fairy godmother would have seen her disappear? If Cinderella didn’t arrive at the ball, what happened when she wasn’t at home to greet her stepmother and stepsisters? How does the mystery get solved, and who solves it?