Adelita by Tomie DepaolaAdelita by Tomie Depaola

Adelita

byTomie DepaolaIllustratorTomie Depaola

Paperback | August 3, 2004 | Spanish

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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.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.  His particular way with color, line, detail, and d...
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Title:AdelitaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9.13 × 0.13 inPublished:August 3, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:Spanish

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401870

ISBN - 13:9780142401873

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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

A true tour de force. (School Library Journal)