Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

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Puffin Books, 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
The first reason is because of the illustrations. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - JocelynPLang - LibraryThing

I would read this book along with the classic Cinderella tale to demonstrate to students how certain themes and values are cross-cultural. It would also be a great book to read in a classroom with Spanish-speaking students. They could explain the Spanish words to their fellow students. Read full review

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User Review  - kkrat2 - LibraryThing

Summary: This is a twist on the classic Cinderella story set in Mexico. Review: This book incorporated and translated many Spanish phrases. It would be a good to use in a bi-lingual lesson. The ... Read full review

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Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.

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