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Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

Our Price: $17.00
By Tomie dePaola (au) (il)
Year: 2002
Pages: 31
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 399238662

Product Code: 1437973000

Acclaimed author and illustrator Tomie dePaola draws upon the Cinderella story in an original and imaginary tale set in Mexico, land of light and color. A haughty stepmother and her foolish daughters, a faithful nurse, a handsome young man in search of a wife -- and Adelita, the young woman at the center of the story -- are cast in this enchanting tale in which a “rebozo” -- shawl -- is the turning point for Javier as he searches for the beautiful and mysterious woman who disappears from his fiesta at midnight. A favorite theme takes a delightful twist in a tale that is both humorous and touching. Exquisite paintings, filled with the colorful folk art of Mexico, make this like no other Cinderella.

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