Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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. Sandra L. Tidwell. Follow this and additional works at: This Book Review is brought to.

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This is a nice book for young students that are bilingual in english and spanish. But Adelita had little time to grieve. Many of the words thoughout the story were written is spanish and then translated into english. Throughout the story, a few cijderella were said in spanish, but rephrased in english.

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This is a WOW book for me because of its resources. Adelita desires to attend but Senora Micaela denies her wishes. Tomie dePaola’s exquisite paintings, filled with the folk art of Mexico, make this a Cinderella story like no other. Nov 06, Martha Bizzell rated it it was amazing Shelves: One idea would be to do a retelling of the story. DePaola has published almost children’s books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years.

What a nice community builder Adelita is as you and your class can practice the newly acquired Spanish phrases throughout the week and year. Adelita is a cute story about the Mexican version of Cinderella.

I would definitely use in this book in classroom. Arelita, Esperanza comes to the rescue and helps Adelita dress up with a beautiful gown and shall that belong to her beloved mom. Again, we see that an invitation arrives for the girls in the town to attend a ball and Adelita is unable to go.


This book is about Adelita, a girl whose mother has passed away and now has storry mean stepmother and stepsisters that treat her poorly!

I’ve read several children’s books now that depict art from a different culture than the fairy tale, but make no changes to the story, so that the setting makes no sense. The childhood friendship as a basis for the love that follows shows us that love itself is magic. I like the twist on Cinderella. And, she probably enjoyed me stumbling over words she could read so easily. The pictures are also very descriptive and portray what is happening in the story very well.

The story uses a lot of Mexican language which will require the readers to stop and monitor their own comprehension more.

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The Cinderella story gets a new setting in adeliga original fairy tale. The illustrations, also by dePaola, reference the original tale as well. Apr 22, McKenzie Weed rated it it was amazing Shelves: The constant interrupting of the flow of the story by inserting translations of various Spanish words and phrases into English makes this awkward.

It perfectly changes the classic Cinderella story from a fantasy to realistic fiction! Thanks for telling us about the problem. But here, her fairy godmother is a loyal family retainer; t From Booklist PreS.

It can be best used to compare and contrast various versions of the Cinderella story in upper elementary grades. I also liked the use of all of the spanish.


Wednesday, February 2, Cinderella 32 Adelita: As a read aloud, it is something that teachers may want to note because the words can be somewhat tricky if you are not familiar with the language! Resembling Mexican folk art, the pictures abound with bright colors.

The book is identified on the front flap as a Cinderella story that “draws upon” traditional Mexican tales, including Cenicienta. 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.

This time, she does not lose anything.

Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

I love the pictures and it went very well with the story. Every page is detailed, the colors used reflected to the Mexican culture, which makes the reading experience well.

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. However, if some of the words are unknown to them: This text can be used as a mentor text to introduce dialogue, characters, theme, and macaroni language i.