Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

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Puffin Books, Aug 5, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Hace mucho tiempo—a long time ago—there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kind-hearted young woman, her jealous stepmother, two hateful stepsisters, and a young man in search of a wife. The young man, Javier, falls madly in love with beautiful Adelita, but she disappears from his fiesta at midnight, leaving him with only one clue to her hidden identity—a beautiful rebozo— shawl. With the rebozo in place of a glass slipper, this favorite fairy tale takes a delightful twist. Tomie dePaola's exquisite paintings, filled with the folk art of Mexico, make this a Cinderella story like no other.

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The illustrations are very vibrant and colorful. - LibraryThing
I loved the rich colors and imagery. - LibraryThing
Colorful illustrations. - LibraryThing
De Paola's illustrations are colorful and accessible. - LibraryThing
The artwork was the best thing about this book. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - cpwpsu - LibraryThing

A great retelling of the story of Cinderella. What I enjoyed most and find the best for the classroom was the use of proper Spanish language terms. The Latino group and students being and becoming a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs. Crosland - Goodreads

Tomie dePaola's folktale of the Spanish Cinderella is a wonderful rendition with beautiful artwork (as is true dePaola's form). I love that he included the Spanish words in the text especially. Though ... Read full review

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Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honor award winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor Book "Strega Nona, " as well as "Andy: That's My Name, Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup, " and ""Charlie Needs a Cloak."" A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.