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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I love the pictures and it went very well with the story. The husband is a merchant and his wife is Adela. I think a lot of students would enjoy it too, especially if they can relate it back to the story they already know.

This folk story begins when Francisco and Adela, a married couple, found out they are having a baby.

Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

Through the globally recognized tale of Cinderella, students can learn about new cultures, or share their Mexican culture with their peers. The story is very similar to the original story being that she is left with an evil stepmother and two evil step sisters. To see what cindere,la friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Adelita desires to attend but Senora Micaela denies her wishes.

This the story of a girl being mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister, however, it is the Mexican Cinderella story whereas she rode in a horse and buggy that did not change after midnight and instead of glass slipper she was identified by a ribbon that hung out of cinderella window by the Prince and lived happily ever after. I enjoyed reading this book because they modified it to the mexican culture.

The kind old woman arrived shortly and all seemed well. I also love how there are more than one image cindegella a page. He decides to call for Esperanza, his nana, the lady who take care of him since he was born, so that Esperanza can take care of Adela, the baby, and the house.


Esperanza takes care of Adelita, the baby, and loves to do so. Mar 29, Brina rated it really liked it Shelves: He ends up at her house and finds her.

But the text also has a fresh flair that is matched by the bright, airy artwork, in which shades of peach, teal, and lemon predominate. Most children will be familiar with the Cinderella story so reading one in the Mexican culture can be interesting to them. Adelita’s mother dies as she is giving birth and Adelita father is left being a widower.

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This is also a great opportunity since Cinderella is such a well known story, and gives the students a chance to revisit it but aselita a new and exciting way with the integration of Spanish! To ask other readers questions about Adelitaplease sign up. Feb 18, Mariela Berrocal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 04, Michael Fitzgerald rated it really liked it Shelves: Puffin Books- Juvenile Fiction – 40 pages.

It can be best used to compare and contrast various versions of the Cinderella story in upper elementary grades. In addition, students can use a story map provided by the teacher adelitaa which they will fill in content from the story. How are they the same? Compare the clothing worn by people in both books. How could she explain who she was? We have a Tomie DePaola author study in 1st grade at my school, and for some strange reason, I have never read this story cinderwlla my students.

This story is about a young Mexican girl cindfrella Adelita that has a very similar story to the original Cinderella story, but includes more culture and put into a real life setting. The art is perfect.


This is a WOW book for me because it brings in another culture into the classroom and was fun to read. Her stepmother is stofy mean, she makes Adelita work all day. In 3rd grade students learn emxican comparing in contrasting. Folklore K-2 Adelita is a great addition to any elementary classroom with its twist on the familiar story of Cinderella. Newer Post Older Post Home. Sadly, Adelita’s father dies also leaving Adelita with her stepmother and stepsisters. This was an interesting take on the Cinderella story.

The classic themes address how we should behave and how to best deal with difficult people in our lives — an inevitable situation which all classroom communities face at one point in the year, or more often.

The teacher can explain these terms to them before the book is read pre-teach words. Yet as Adelita becomes more adept in the kitchen, Senora de la Fortuna decides to cut corners, fire Esperanza, and make Adelita into the full time cook and maid.

Now Adelita has no one in the house to talk to.

Apr 22, Danielle D’Onofrio rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Adelita sits by the hearth crying, we see the smudges of ash on her face, and tellingly, a large pumpkin beside her. Return to Book Page. Try cooking a recipe from each country that is similar, and compare them. All is good until he gets remarried.