Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition

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Shen's Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Ten ethnic versions of Cinderella story from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East are summarized and worked into lessons for the middle and upper grades. Each story is accompanied by a Booktalk for review, a Motifs & Ideas for discussion, a Connection to a subject area, and a Vocabulary for cloze exercise. Answer Keys, Group Activities, and Self Evaluation are also provided for maximum learning results. These ten Cinderella tales provide an assortment of stories from around the world that create natural bridges to other curricular areas. Teachers may use the lesson plans as a comprehensive language arts unit that can be integrated with other subject areas, or choose individual lessons with stand-alone worksheets that support and offer practice for concepts already introduced.

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User Review  - Kaila - Goodreads

Domitila's story art was very lovely and I enjoyed the Mexican fairy tale. It had enough detail to be entertaining but nothing over the top where kids would lose interest. It makes me crave this tale ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosaura Sanders - Goodreads

A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition is set in the desert where adobe houses and cacti reign the plains. It is kind Domitila's delicious nopale (cactus) dish that wins the heart of a cold ... Read full review


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Award-winning illustrator Connie McLennan has been a freelance artist for over 25 years, since attending Academy of Art College in San Francisco. In addition to illustrating Ready, Set, Wait! (Fall 2010), she has also illustrated Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls, The Rainforest Grew All Around, River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers, Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean, and Octavia and her Purple Ink Cloud for Sylvan Dell Publishing. Her studio is at her home in California, where she lives with her husband, teenage son, and one big, black cat.

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