Tomie dePaola - Author

Tomie dePaola - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780142401873 | 40 pages | 03 Aug 2004 | Puffin | 9.01 x 10.98in | 5 - AND UP years
  • NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Book
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A Mexican Cinderella story from Tomie dePaola

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.

Cinderella fans will find much to like in dePaola’s original twist, infused with Mexican warmth and color. (Publishers Weekly)

A true tour de force. (School Library Journal)

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