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Estrellita de oroLittle Gold Star A Cinderella Cuento ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Estrellita de oroLittle Gold Star A Cinderella Cuento By Joe Hayes ❅ – Ages 4 8 Hayes a veteran folklorist offers an engaging telling of Cinderella that is popular in the mountain communities of New Mexico There are some significant variations that add depth to the story Ages oroLittle Gold PDF/EPUB Ä Hayes a veteran folklorist offers an engaging telling of Cinderella that is popular in the mountain communities of New Mexico There are some significant variations that add depth to the story making it in many ways interesting than the originalThe English text which is made full bodied by its many details appears with a Spanish translation The impressive acrylic illustrations done in a sturdy folk Estrellita de Epub / art style are thick with color and bright with humor BooklistThe telling in both English and a charming collouial Spanish is crisp lively and individual It is well matched by the primitive acrylic de oroLittle Gold Star A PDF/EPUB ² on art board paintings that blend vivid colors with strong lines to impel the movement of the story The uniue flavor of this retelling from the American Southwest makes this not only a good introduction to de oroLittle Gold PDF ´ the teller's art but also an engaging entree into Hispanic culture School Library JournalAbout the illustratorsCinco Puntos Press has long admired the work of Gloria Osuna Perez In the spring of we asked Gloria to do the paintings for Little Gold Star We felt this wonderful cuento and her work were a perfect match Gloria eagerly agreed to the project but said that she would have to take de oroLittle Gold Star A PDF/EPUB ² it one day at a time She had been battling ovarian cancer for three years she didn't want to sign a contract She sketched out the fifteen scenes from the book and began the paintings She was able to complete three paintings before her condition worsenedGloria's year old daughter Lucia who is also an artist came from Dallas to care for her mother Gloria was weak and could not do any work on the paintings Lucia reported that for Gloria one of the most painful things about being bed ridden was that she could not paint About two weeks before she died Gloria called us up and told us that she thought Lucia could finish the paintings While Lucia was taking care of her Gloria talked to her about the colors she was using and what she wanted for each of the scenes she had sketched out After her mother died Lucia painted the twelve remaining scenes always with her eye on the work her mom had begun always remembering her mother's words The re.

10 thoughts on “Estrellita de oroLittle Gold Star A Cinderella Cuento

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    Presented in both English and Spanish this folktale from New Mexico follows the story of Arcía the kindhearted daughter of a widowed sheepherder Convincing her father to marry their neighbor also widowed she soon regrets the change in her familiar circumstances as Margarita begins to mistreat her and to favor her own biological daughters When her sheep's wool is stolen by a hawk one day while she is washing it at the local stream Arcía's politeness to the avian thief wins her a reward in the form of a little golden star on her forehead Although this makes her stepsisters jealous when those two girls attempt to win a star themselves they are rude and contemptuous rather than polite and find themselves with a donkey ear and a cow horn on their foreheads instead of a star As for Arcía her bright star eventually attracts the attention of a nearby prince who comes looking for her after he gets a glimpse of her at his partyThis is the second retelling of this folktale that I have read in picture book form following upon Robert D San Souci's Little Gold Star A Spanish American Cinderella Tale Unlike that other story which features the figure of the Virgin Mary Estrellita de oro Little Gold Star A Cinderella Cuento utilizes a hawk to reward the heroine with her lovely gold star It's interesting to note that the two books were published the same year 2000 and that according to author Joe Hayes' note it is common for this story to include the Virgin Mary than not This made me wonder why Hayes chose to use another variant was he aware of the San Souci project and wanting to set his version apart? According to his note he was most influenced by the retelling of the tale found in Aurora Lucero White's Literary Folklore of the Hispanic Southwest so perhaps the explanation is simply that this version had a hawk rather than the Virgin MaryLeaving aside issues of source material and variant I enjoyed the story here and I appreciated that it was presented in both English and Spanish This is something that Joe Hayes is known for and that I also appreciated in his wonderful Pajaro Verde The Green Bird I will have to try to track down of his work The accompanying artwork is lovely created in a folk style using a vivid color palette I found the back story behind the illustrations discussed in the rear dust jacket blurb uite moving Apparently the first three paintings were done by Gloria Osuna Pérez who then became ill with ovarian cancer in the midst of the project Her daughter and caregiver Lucía Ángela Pérez also an artist then stepped in and completed the work under her mother's instruction I'm sure this was a labor of love for both of them and I found that information uite poignant This is one I would recommend to young folklore enthusiasts to readers seeking Cinderella variants from around the world and to those interested in the Hispanic folklore of the American Southwest

  2. Q_Ayana Q_Ayana says:

    Written bilingually in Spanish and English Estrellita de OroLittle Gold Star is a Spanish American tale very popular in the mountain communities of New Mexico Unlike popular versions of the Cinderella tale the main character Arcía convinces her father to marry the next door neighbor Margarita Shortly thereafter Margarita and her two daughters move in and treat Arcía poorly Because of Arcía’s dedication to care for her sheep a gift from her father and the kindness that she shows to a hawk she is rewarded with a gold star on her forehead Her stepsisters are jealous and work to earn a gold star from the hawk too however because of their rude ways they are given a donkey ear and a green cow horn to adorn on their foreheads And like the original fairy tale Arcía earns her happily ever after with a handsome prince The pictures with are full and rich with color complement the text of the story at times very hilariously I read this story after reading another Spanish American Cinderella tale Little Gold Star by Robert D San Souci The two stories have many parallels and differences One contrast is that San Souci’s version incorporates some religious elements such as the Virgin Mary Joseph and the baby Jesus When sharing Cinderella tales with students from grades K 5 this would be a great addition to the collection of tales

  3. Aubree Cheek Aubree Cheek says:

    A typical Cinderella story plot but with a Hispanic twist Side by side Spanish and English with Hispanic culture tying in to the style and characters Illustrations are entertaining and kids will enjoy flipping through Perfect for 2nd and 3rd grade

  4. Diana Valdivia-Rodriguez Diana Valdivia-Rodriguez says:

    This book is based on the Cinderella story that shows family conflict and interest

  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    “Estrellita de oroLittle Gold Star” is a Spanish version of Cinderella On each page of this book the text is written in both English and Spanish This book tells the story of a young women Arcía and her experiences as her father marries Margarita Arcía now has two step sisters who are treated far better than she is Arcía’s father brings home three sheep for the three daughters Arcía takes great care of her sheep and due to her kindness is rewarded with a gold star on her forehead Her two stepsisters are not so kind and do not work as hard and are rewarded with a donkey ear and a cow horn on their heads As the town's prince is looking for a wife Arcía is chosen because of her beautiful gold star At the end of this book the author has provided a page about the origin of this story and how it is derived from the collection of folktales from the Hispanic Southwest This book would be ideal to use in classrooms with 2nd 4th graders who speak Spanish and English or are learning one of the languages By having the text in both languages students are supported and could independently read through this book by using the language supports to work through unknown words This text would be great to use for determining the theme of a text or comparing and contrasting different versions of Cinderella Readers would find the illustrations simple but they help the reader further understand the story being read

  6. Cristina Cristina says:

    Text SummaryArcia begs her father to marry their kind neighbor Margarita now that Arcia’s mother has passed on At first Arcia’s father is hesitant because he believes Margarita will change from kind to mean; although he eventually gives in to his daughter’s pleading and marries Margarita However just as Arcia’s father predicted while he is away in the mountains tending his sheep Margarita becomes mean and treats Arcia poorly Arcia is even forced to give up her room and sleep in the kitchen to accommodate all of her stepsisters’ belongings Later on one chance encounter with a magical hawk Arcia is bestowed the gift of a little gold star estrellita de oro which brings Arcia to meet her prince charmingLiterary MeritsOn each page of this vividly illustrated picture book Joe Hayes has interpreted his Cinderella story in both English and Spanish Hayes draws inspiration for the book from traditional versions of the Cinderella tale from communities of New Mexico In his Author’s Section at the end of the book Hayes notes “All the traditional versions influenced my treatment of the tale but I especially relied on that of Aurora Lucero White Lea in Literary Folklore of the Hispanic Southwest” Along with representing two languages in the book Hayes includes folk expressions and elements of the “old cuentos” such as ending the story with a little verse to enrich the reading experiences of his audience members Classroom RecommendationsThis text can span a range of grade levels and serve various purposes I would recommend this book for ages 5 and up This would be a great text for younger readers who are learning English or Spanish as students may probably already be familiar with the “Cinderella” themes in the story So with this knowledge it may be easier for them to comprehend the story in the language they are learning and practicing This text can also work well for older students who are engaging in a unit on folktalesfairy tales from various cultures Likewise high school students who are just learning Spanish or English may find this text to be a non threatening way of delving into various themes and content Themes include family relationships respect toward others love etc

  7. Maureen Maureen says:

    This Cinderella cuento has been retold by Joe Hayes who has tried to include many of the details from the original told in the mountain communities of New Mexico In this version the story is told in Spanish and English in a parallel format with a distinctly contemporary tone supported by the vibrant illustrations Some fascinating contrasts are that Arcia the Cinderalla character urges her father to marry the neighbor who eventually becomes the wicked character A hawk is the helper who assumes the role of the fairy godmother and bestows a glowing golden star on Arcia's foreheard when she is rewarded for her obedience and kindness The evil stepsisters are each punished for their wickedness and disobedience by having the hawk disfigure their faces with a donkey tail and a horn There are some poetic Spanish saying embedded in the English text that support the cultural ambience of the taleI was delighted to find this version containing the parallel language format Since I work in a dual language school I thought of how engaging this would be for readers of different first languages to share The author's notes at the end gave me valuable background information which explained many of the uniue elements of the traditional Hisopanic version Also the author chose never to use the word stepmother in the text as he sensitively states that the word has too great of a negative conotation for children in blended families

  8. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Like the The Golden Sandal A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story this one starts out with the daughter begging him to marry and the father warning her that stepmothers often turn meanThe twists of what happens made this a fun read According to the author's notes this is a blending of multiple local versions of the tale He blended them into one he was comfortable telling There are multiple versions of this tale most with the girl receiving a gold star on her foreheadI loved the rhyme at the end I came on a coltand I'll leave on its motherIf you liked this storythen tell me anotherThe story of the illustrator is a heart warming one as well

  9. Tori Tori says:

    Summary Very similar to the well known story of Cinderella It had different names and slightly different details than “Cinderella” but had the same story line and idea Evaluation I loved how they had the Spanish version and the the English version next to each other so you can read the original with the other It was really cool to be able to compare the two I also liked how the story wasn’t exactly like the Cinderella story that we know so well Teaching Idea You can teach your students to always be kind with this book You can have your students come up with different endings to the book if they weren’t so mean in the book

  10. Cayla Caudillo Cayla Caudillo says:

    School Library Journal Review The telling in both English and a charming collouial Spanish is crisp lively and individual The uniue flavor of this retelling from the American Southwest makes this not only a good introduction to the teller’s art but also an engaging entrée into Hispanic culture An engaging telling of 'Cinderella' in many ways interesting than the original Recommendation I would recommend this book for elementary grades Kindergarten through second I loved this book and how it had similarities to the traditional Cinderella story yet had major differences that made it uniue I would use this book when learning about the Latino cultureGrade level K 3AwardsHonors NoneCulture Latino

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