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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Adelita by Tomie dePaola. Hace mucho tiempo?

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 Hace mucho tiempo? 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? With the rebozo in place of a glass slipper, this favorite fairy tale takes a delightful twist.

Tomie dePaola? Get A Copy. Paperback , 40 pages. Published August 3rd by Puffin Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 29, Brina rated it really liked it Shelves: kids , hispanic-culture. Adelita by Tomie dePaola is a Mexican rendition of the classic Cinderella tale. Orphaned at a young age she becomes the stepdaughter of Senora Micaela de la Fortuna and her daughter's Valentina y Dulce.

Forced out of her lavish bedroom and into the attic, Adelita seeks refuge in the cocina under the protection of her house keeper and confidante Esperanza. Yet as Adelita becomes more adept in the kitchen, Senora de la Fortuna decides to cut corners, fire Esperanza, and make Adelita into the full Adelita by Tomie dePaola is a Mexican rendition of the classic Cinderella tale.

Yet as Adelita becomes more adept in the kitchen, Senora de la Fortuna decides to cut corners, fire Esperanza, and make Adelita into the full time cook and maid. A little while later Javier returns to his hacienda and his parents throw a grand fiesta in his honor. Adelita desires to attend but Senora Micaela denies her wishes. Esperanza comes to Adelita's aid and outfits her in a fancy dress and rebozo and away she goes.

Anyone familiar with the Cinderella story can surmise what happens next, and, Javier and Adelita live happily ever after, with Esperanza becoming their housekeeper. The Mexican folk art paintings in this book gave the fairy tale a unique touch.

DePaola includes at least one Spanish phrase on each page, immersing the reader into Hispanic culture. I enjoyed this version of the fairy tale because there was no prince or princess, rather an orphan girl trying to reconnect with a childhood friend and eventually marrying him. I would recommend this book to anyone who has sought out Hispanic fairy tales for their children or students, and even suggest that it could be used in a Spanish age appropriate class.

View 2 comments. Aug 21, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in , children-s-book , my-blog-reviews , fantasy , fairy-tales-folktales , remake , fairy-tale-romance , summerbook-challenge , picture-book , tomie-depaola. Tomie dePaola has truly done an excellent job at both illustrating and writing this book as the story is extremely heartwarming and dramatic at the same time. 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 Mexican atmosphere in his illustrations by drawing images of Mexican styled houses.

I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the Spanish language might be a tad bit too confusing for smaller children to understand. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog Feb 11, Ali rated it liked it Shelves: traditional-lit. In this take of Cinderella, Adelita dreams of meeting her childhood friend at the ball. This Cinderella has a different take on the 'traditional Cinderella' story.

It includes some words in Spanish and provides a translation right after. Additionally, at the end of the book it provides a mini glossary on how to say each phrase and what they mean in English.

Some concerns regarding this story are in the differences that could be found. The fairy god mother is actually a woman that has been workin In this take of Cinderella, Adelita dreams of meeting her childhood friend at the ball.

The fairy god mother is actually a woman that has been working for the family her whole life. The step mother treated Adelita terribly even before her father died.

The illustrations are beautiful, vivid colors, but I don't feel they represent the Mexican culture well. As an outsider, one might think the illustrations represent Mexican heritage; however, they might play into the stereotype of how others see Mexican people. Overall, you could use this story to compare and contrast to other Cinderella stories. View all 3 comments. Feb 18, Mariela Berrocal rated it it was amazing Shelves: great-books.

This folk story begins when Francisco and Adela, a married couple, found out they are having a baby. Francisco is delighted by the news. He decides to call for Esperanza, his nana, the lady who take care of him since he was born, so that Esperanza can take care of Adela, the baby, and the house.

Esperanza is happy to help. Sadly, short after the baby is born, Adela becomes ill and dies. Esperanza takes care of Adelita, the baby, and loves to do so. After a while, Francisco decides to marry again This folk story begins when Francisco and Adela, a married couple, found out they are having a baby.

After a while, Francisco decides to marry again. Then, Francisco dies from an illness. Dona Micaela, Valentina, and Dulce become mean and selfish to Adelita. Next, Esperanza comes to the rescue and helps Adelita dress up with a beautiful gown and shall that belong to her beloved mom. Javier sees Adelita and falls in love with her at first sight! At midnight, Adelita leaves the party in a hurry. Javier finally finds Adelita again. Finally, they marry and live happily ever after!

I enjoyed reading this book very much! I loved this book because of the detailed illustrations, sequence of events, and bilingual sentences throughout the story. The genre of this book is Folklore. This book would be appropriate for students ages 5 to 8 years old K-2 grade. I think this book would be a great read aloud, for which the teacher can ask open-ended questions such as What do you think is goint to happen next? What do you think Adelita is going to do next?

Also, students can work in pairs reading the book to each other, discussing main ideas from the story, describing characters, and using illustrations as guides to deepen text comprehension.

In addition, students can use a story map provided by the teacher in which they will fill in content from the story. Then, they will use that information to write a summary of the story using key words such as at the beginning of the story, the problem was, etc.

Finally, they will be asked to draw a picture of their favorite part of the story and write their explanation of why they chose that part on their writing journals. For Spanish native speakers, they should be able to recognize and make connections to the story by the words mentioned in the text since this is a bilingual book. The teacher can explain these terms to them before the book is read pre-teach words.

Oct 15, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: traditional-literature. From Booklist PreS.

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ADELITA: A Mexican Cinderella Story

There's no pumpkin coach or glass slipper in sight, but Cinderella fans will find much to like in dePaola's 26 Fairmount Avenue original twist, infused with Mexican warmth and color. Following her father's sudden death, Adelita is left to suffer the abuse of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. Adelita makes an unforgettable impression at the gala, draped in a dramatic red shawl that was her mother's; Adelita uses it to signal to Javier when he comes looking for her the next day. DePaola tweaks just enough details to make his version fresh; his liberal use of Spanish phrases translated within the text and cultural details enlighten as they enliven. His vibrant acrylics incorporate folk art motifs as well as rustic domestic items. The jazzy design features mosaic-like tile backgrounds of varying shades that frame smaller panels and portraits throughout. Ages 5-up.

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