Annotations for Adelita : A Mexican Cinderella Story


Baker & Taylor
After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta.

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Baker & Taylor
Offers a twist to the classic Cinderella tale as Adelita has her wish granted for one evening and finally meets the man of her dreams, Javier, who soon falls in love with her and changes her life forever, enhanced with full-color illustrations and simple Spanish words introduced throughout.

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Penguin Putnam
Poor Adelita! Night and day she slaves in the kitchen, and still her stepmother forbids her to attend Javier's party. But with the help of the old servant Esperanza, she disguises herself in a beautiful rebozo, or shawl, and wins Javier's heart. The next day Javier spies the rebozo in Adelita's window, and soon they live muy felices por siempre-happily ever after!

Based on Cinderella, Adelita is a wonderfully original story with a spicy Mexican flavor. Incorporating simple Spanish words against a stunning backdrop of Mexican colors and designs, Tomie dePaola has created an instant classic that will delight his many fans.

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