Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story (Paperback)

A Mexican Cinderella Story

By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780142401873, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2004



Hace mucho tiempo--a long time ago--there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kindhearted 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.

Praise For Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

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

A true tour de force. (School Library Journal)