Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story
Puffin Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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This book takes the Cinderella story and twists it to fit Mexican cultures and customs. I really like that it has phrases in Spanish as well, and I think this book would be great to give an ELL. This ... Read full review
By: Brianna Castro
DePaola, T. (2004). Adelita: a Mexican cinderella story. Puffin Books.
Grade Level: K-2nd
Summary: A fun cultural twist on the well-loved fairytale. When Adelita finally makes it to the ball but disappears have way through leaving her rebozo behind. Will The charming Javier be able to find Adelita again?
Rational & Connection: I picked this book because I am from Hispanic descent and I have never seen a Hispanic version of Cinderella.
Star Rating: 5/5
Recommendation: I would recommend this book! I loved the cultural twist with the traditional tale.