2 Feb Había una vez, en México, —once upon a time, in Mexico— there lived a kind and prosperous merchant and his wife, Adela. One day she. Adelita: a Mexican Cinderella story / written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. The next day Javier spies the rebozo in Adelita’s window, and soon they live. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story. Sandra L. Tidwell. Follow this and additional works at: This Book Review is brought to.

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ADELITA: A Mexican Cinderella Story

It was clear that this story was a version of Cinderella, however, it did not have a beautiful pumpkin cariage or glass slipper. The amusing reference to a glass slipper by one of the spiteful sisters lends this tale an air of reality, as though no one is expecting magic.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The “must have” book of the year! Just like adelota classic version of Cinderella, Sdelita lives with her evil stepmother and sisters.

Find India and Mexico on the globe. That was my introduction to the joy of reading a familiar story in a new language. The illustration that stood out the most for me was the illustration of Adelita herself as she has long black hair and beautiful dark eyes and also Tomie dePaola provides the perfect Qdelita atmosphere in his illustrations by drawing images of Mexican styled houses.


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I also really like that instead of her having a fairy god mother she has a Esperanza which Adelita is a mexican version of Cinderella! The childhood friendship as a basis for the love that follows shows us that love itself is magic. The nanny returns to the story and helps transform Adelita into a beauty.

This is a fun, bilingual book with just enough Spanish to give the flavor, and translations side by side, so that even if you don’t speak a word of Spanish, you get it! May 13, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love that the author elimanated the “magic” from original cinderella into a more realistic fairytale. It is a folklore genre book and I would recommend it for grades K He said it made him very nostalgic, and loved the ending as well.

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A Mexican Cinderella Story The illustrations, cindrrella by dePaola, reference the original tale as well. Though this was a library copy, I will be adding a copy of this book to my own library. Sounds like a very sweet version.

This text is rated a Level 3. Apr 22, McKenzie Weed rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 04, Michael Fitzgerald rated it really liked it Shelves: This created a feeling of following the story through a village in Mexico.


I made the mistake of reading it cold, with out a recent preview.

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I had never seen this one either, but Tomi mentions it on his website. Javier finally finds Adelita again. Again, we see that an invitation arrives for the girls in the town to attend a ball cinderellz Adelita is unable to go. Adelita’s new stepmother and stepsisters are mean, but still she finds happiness and love at the end of the story.

Aug 03, Margaret rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are many ESL learners that may like this book as well. The book Adelita arrived without any problems.

Published August 3rd by Puffin Books first published The story is sad where she has to deal with her stepmother and eventually she kicks her out.