Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

Tomie dePaola / Jun 24, 2019

Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story 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 you

  • Title: Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story
  • Author: Tomie dePaola
  • ISBN: 9780142401873
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 clueHace 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.

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        Tomie dePaola pronounced Tommy da POW la is best known for his books for children.He s been published for 40 years and has written and or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor s Arts Award of Living Treasure.He lives in New London, New Hampshire with his new Airedale dog, Bront.


    1. Adelita by Tomie dePaola is a Mexican rendition of the classic Cinderella tale. Orphaned at a young age she becomes the stepdaughter of Senora Micaela de la Fortuna and her daughter's Valentina y Dulce. Forced out of her lavish bedroom and into the attic, Adelita seeks refuge in the cocina under the protection of her house keeper and confidante Esperanza. 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 [...]

    2. “Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story” is a Mexican retelling of the classic fairytale, “Cinderella” retold by Tomie dePaola and it is about how a poor yet beautiful young woman named Adelita has to suffer the cruelness from her stepmother Senora Micaela de la Fortuna and her two daughters Valentina and Dulce until one night, Adelita hears about the fiesta that the rich family, the Gordillos, were having and she tries everything to go to the fiesta and see the Gordillos’ handsome son, J [...]

    3. In this take of Cinderella, Adelita dreams of meeting her childhood friend at the ball. This Cinderella has a different take on the 'traditional Cinderella' story. It includes some words in Spanish and provides a translation right after. Additionally, at the end of the book it provides a mini glossary on how to say each phrase and what they mean in English. Some concerns regarding this story are in the differences that could be found. The fairy god mother is actually a woman that has been workin [...]

    4. From BooklistPreS.-Gr. 2. The Cinderella story gets a new setting in this original fairy tale. DePaola uses all the familiar elements but removes much of the magic, giving this version a realistic patina that in no way diminishes listening enjoyment. Children will recognize Adelita's story: her father's remarriage and death; the cruelty of her stepmother and stepsisters; the longing to go to a ball, and her disappearance from the party. But here, her fairy godmother is a loyal family retainer; t [...]

    5. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story is a folklore picture book that is a rendition of the classic Cinderella. There are many similarities in this story as compared to the classic, such as her mother passes away, her father remarries, and there’s an evil stepmother and stepsisters. The main difference in this story is that there is no magic. I really loved that aspect of this version! There was no glass slipper or fairy godmother, simply a girl who wanted to reconnect with a childhood friend an [...]

    6. I picked Adelita by Tomie dePaoloa for my folklore genre GoodReads. After reading it, I thought it would be nice for my Reading Buddy. She marveled at the occasional paired text of English and Spanish! And, she probably enjoyed me stumbling over words she could read so easily. Adelita is a Mexican Cinderella Story with a very thoughtful and kind ending. Adelita shows kindness, love and forgiveness, even after being mistreated. The illustrations are classic Tomie dePaola with crisp lines and brig [...]

    7. This is a Mexican version of Cinderella. The presence of the Mexican culture is set with the opening line, “Hace mucho tiempo-a long time ago.” In this version there is no magic. Adela, Cinderella, is helped by her old housemaid to prepare for the fiesta, ball. She wears her mother’s old dress and shawl. There are many of the key motifs that keep this a Cinderella story such as her father remarrying after her mother’s death, an evil stepmother and stepsisters that make her do all the hou [...]

    8. Adelita is the Mexican version of the classic Cinderella. Adelita's mother dies as she is giving birth and Adelita father is left being a widower. He brings in his old nanny to help with the house chores and Adelita. All is good until he gets remarried. He marries a mean woman who has two mean daughters. Sadly, Adelita's father dies also leaving Adelita with her stepmother and stepsisters. Her stepmother is especially mean, she makes Adelita work all day. Eventually, her stepmother makes the nan [...]

    9. 5/12/11 ** I read Adelita aloud in my 4th grade's continuing exploration of variations of the Cinderella story. I made the mistake of reading it cold, with out a recent preview. My Spanish-speaking students had fun listening to me stumble over the Spanish phrases; they also got to tell me the correct pronunciations.One of the things I really enjoyed about this version is that Adelita took a more active role in catching the prince than in many versions. Adelita's "fairy godmother" is her non-magi [...]

    10. This version of Cinderlla takes place a long time ago in a Mexican village. There lived a gorgeous girl named Adelita who lost her mother and father. Just like the classic version of Cinderella, Sdelita lives with her evil stepmother and sisters. One day when a young man, Javier, is in look for his wife, Adelita dresses in disguise to attend his fiesta. However, in this Mexican story the twist is that Javier is looking for the identity of his wife with a rebozo-shawl. It was clear that this stor [...]

    11. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story is a just like the traditional Cinderella story, but with the Mexican culture. I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the pictures and it went very well with the story. I also liked how they included Spanish vocabulary in the text. It made the story more intriguing.I would definitely use in this book in classroom. It would be a good book to use when doing a lesson on the Mexican culture. Most children will be familiar with the Cinderella story so reading o [...]

    12. Adelita is a mexican version of Cinderella! The story is very similar to the original story being that she is left with an evil stepmother and two evil step sisters. It also ends with a happy ending like the original cinderella. I enjoyed reading this book because they modified it to the mexican culture. I love that the author elimanated the "magic" from original cinderella into a more realistic fairytale. I also really like that instead of her having a fairy god mother she has a Esperanza which [...]

    13. Adelita was quite a story to read. It retells the story of Cinderella, but in Mexican approach. Throughout the story, a few statements were said in spanish, but rephrased in english. The illustrations in this book blow me away and are probably one of the better ones I've seen. Every page is detailed, the colors used reflected to the Mexican culture, which makes the reading experience well. The story is sad where she has to deal with her stepmother and eventually she kicks her out. The ending is [...]

    14. This was an interesting take on the Cinderella story. I liked how there was no magic involved and Cinderella had to use her wits and the help of her godmother (I'm assuming that was what she was). I would probably recommend, especially if you were a fan of fairytale retellings.*Taken from my book reviews blog: reviewsatmse/2009

    15. The constant interrupting of the flow of the story by inserting translations of various Spanish words and phrases into English makes this awkward.

    16. No fairy godmothers or magic slippers here. I really enjoyed this Mexican Cinderella Tale. The plot sounds familiar but it removes the fantasy and adds it's own unique twist.

    17. In “Adelita, A Mexican Cinderella Story, author Tomie dePaola spins a realistic tale out of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. Set among the casas and haciendas of Mexico, dePaola’s story removes the magical elements of the original, while paying homage to and directly referencing Perrault’s classic. What makes the story amusing is that the heroine, Adelita, is clearly familiar with the fairy tale that her life increasingly resembles. When she arrives at the fiesta, she says, “I’m in [...]

    18. This is a Mexican Cinderella story where it takes place in a village in Mexico. The husband is a merchant and his wife is Adela. They have a baby and Esperanza who took care of the husband when he was born was going to help look after Adela during the pregnancy and the baby after. Adela, the mother, grew very sick after she had the baby and died. Francisco, Adelita's father decides to remarry and her step-mother has two daughters so she now has two step-sisters close to her in age. Esperanza kne [...]

    19. In this version of Cinderella that takes place in a Mexican village, there is no magical fairy or a glass slipper. Instead a faithful nanny helps Adelita to get ready for the fiesta. She takes the clothes from her late mother’s trunk, and wraps herself in her mother’s beautiful rebozo (shawl). The young man is not a prince in this version, but a regular person whom Adelita met when they were children. When he comes to look for her, Adelita omes downstairs wearing her mother’s rebozo. This [...]

    20. "Adelita" is Mexican Cinderalla Story that has luminescent pictures that provide a wonderful insight into the author's writing. Adelita's mother dies when she is born and her father dies after remarrying a terrible lady named Senora Micaela la Fortuna. Senora Micaela and her two daughters, who are around Adelita's age, are hostile and rude to Adelita. They made her work in the kitchen as their maid. She overheard her step-mother and step-sister talking about how the prince was looking for a wife [...]

    21. As the title explains the book in itself to most who are familiar with Disney Classics, this traditional based story is a spin-off of Cinderella with a hispanic heritage twist. Adelita is a young girl who loses everything when her parents die but is stuck with her selfish step-mother who only cares about herself and her children. Although, when Adelita goes against her step-mothers wishes one night and attends a fiesta where she may meet the person who will change her life for the better. With t [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this spin on Cinderella. I did not have to suspend my disbelieve as much because the only thing that probably would not happen in real life was her family not recognizing her and the male suitor falling in love at first site.Unlike the tradition tale, there was no fairy godmother in this one. Her grandmother helped her find clothes and get ready, so you could say she was the fairy godmother, but there was no magic involved.Similar to the original, Adelita runs away at midnight, [...]

    23. An amazing folklore tale, a different spin of an old classic. The story differs a little bit from the classic Cinderella story, but the plot remains the same. Adelita is a young girl whose mother dies when she was a baby, she is raised by her wealthy father and her loving nanny.Her father eventually decides to re-marry and he does so with a single mother of two girls, life was still good until Adelita's father passed and she was left all alone with her mean stepmother and stepsisters. A few chan [...]

    24. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story is a story about Cinderella written in a Mexican tradition. The main character Adelita deals with the sudden death of both parents and the reality of living with her stepmother and stepsisters who do not like Adelita. Adelita is trapped in her stepmother’s house and becomes their personal maid. Adelita goes to a homecoming for one of her former childhood friend and finds the love of her life, ultimately living happily ever after. As a teacher I would use thi [...]

    25. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story, by Tomie de Paola, is a picture book intended for readers in preschool through grade three. I gave it four stars. In this story, Adelita and her dear caretaker, Esperanza, work arduously for Adelita’s stepmother. Adelita wins the love of Senor Javier after she meets him at a fiesta, adorned in her mother’s beautiful white dress and red rebozo (shawl). Even though Adelita was frightened of what Javier may think of her after she explained who she really wa [...]

    26. My first reaction to this book was that it was okay but it seemed like the beginning had a lot going on and a lot of names to keep track of. The story itself i thought was really sweet and it definitely followed along with the cinderella version. I liked this one a lot more though because at the end when Javier (the prince) asked the step mother (evil/mean) if he could marry Adelita (cinderella) because he needed her permission and the step mother actually said yes and that she would be honored. [...]

    27. Annotation: Adelita is a young girl that lost her mother when she was born, and her father died after getting married to a cold lady and her daughters. After Adelita's father died she became a servant for her step mother and step sisters. This was not your typical Cinderella story though. Adelita does not have a fairy god mother to give her a beautiful dress, glass slippers, or a carriage. Instead Adelita has Esperanza who has taken care of her since birth. Esperanza helps Adelita get dressed fo [...]

    28. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story is a narrative story about Cinderella written in a Mexican perspective. The main character Adelita, deals with the sudden death of both parents and the reality of living with her stepmother and stepsisters. Adelita is trapped in her stepmother’s house and becomes their personal maid. Adelita goes to a dance for one of her former childhood friend and finds the love of her life. This story is cute because the original Cinderella is not Mexican. This story help [...]

    29. Personal Reaction:I liked this book a lot, I have always liked Cinderella stories. I also really like to learn about the Mexican culture, so that might be another reason why I enjoyed this variation. The pictures are colorful and vibrant, and there is at least on picture per page, so they tell a story on their own. Purpose:I would use this book when teaching folk literature and compare contrast. Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, so it would be really fun to read two or maybe even three var [...]

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