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A gold star on Teresa s foreheadThe ball A partyAT DON MIGUEL S VILLAMESSAGE KINDNESSDon Miguel s villaMessage Kindness star on Teresa s foreheadThe ball A party at Don Miguel s villaMessage Kindness its own blessing Being rewarded for kind actsIllustrations Teresa receives the blessing of a little gold star on her forehead as a reward for her kindness to an old man and a baby in this beautifully illustrated Spanish American version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella This version of the classic Cinderella tale is written by author Robert D San Souci and beautifully illustrated by Sergio Martinez This popular Southwestern tale includes many elements of the traditional Cinderella story with a few twists In this version Cinderella is actually a young woman named Teresa Teresa s father marries a cruel woman who also has 2 daughters whom she treats well Teresa is also reuired to serve the 3 women while her father is often away The most prominent difference in this tale is that the fairy Godmother has been replaced by Blessed Mary Mary blesses Teresa with a gold star on her forehead while the stepsisters are cursed with donkey ears and horns A wealthy young man falls in love with Teresa and he searches for the beautiful woman with the gold star In spite of her efforts to sabotage his efforts the man does find Teresa He asks for the stepmother s permission to marry Teresa The stepmother agrees to allow the wedding as long as Teresa can complete 3 impossible tasks With the guidance of Blessed Mary Teresa is able to finish all of the tasks and marries in the end This book is a great choice to add to a classroom library An amazingly #Different Version Here Cinderella # version here Cinderella aided by the Virgin Mary The wonderful illustrations really capture the eye although the one with the stepsister with horns on her head is a little scary Since the illustrations make them so sinister the anticlimactic ending where they gradually grow kinder isn t as effective as a worse punishment would have been This has to be one of my favorite versions of. T will Teresa outshine her stepsisters at the festival Robert D San Souci retells this popular folktale in a lilting narrative that includes all the magic of the beloved Cinderella story and traditional eleme. ,
Every time I see this book on the shelf I remember how much I loved it and I want to read it again Awesome illustrations too I don t think I ve read a fairy tale where view spoiler Mary the mother of Jesus shows p but I don t think it detracted from the overall story Instead of the fairy godmother we have the virgin which i guess is suppose to give it of a realistic spin Yes I see the irony what with it being a fairyTALE AND WITH THE APPEARANCE OFand with the appearance of star on Teresa s forehead and the hornsand donkey ears on her sisters hide spoiler This was nexpected This isdonkey ears on her sisters hide spoiler This was nexpected This is niue Cinderella story Teresa is the only child of a widower He then marries a neighbor with two daughters Inez and Isabel The behavior of Inez and Isabel is greatly different than that of Teresa Teresa is a very caring girl while Inez and Isabel are not Unknowing Teresa cares for a baby Jesus and his father Saint Joseph after a woman in blue Mary asked her to visit them She thought she was visiting someone who needed her support and did not know she was following the direction of Mary to help Jesus and Saint Joseph There are twists on the classic Cinderella story but the story generally aligns to the classic Teresa does end p marrying Miguel and her stepmother and stepsisters changed their waysI think this text is a bit religious for a read aloud but I think it is a good text for children to have access to Not having much background in Christianity I did not realize that Jesus Mary and Joseph were represented Present Pasts until it was explicitly statedThe illustrations really support the text in this book The drawings are very detailed and really convey the characters personalities Some of the illustrations might be frightening to young children as the characters grow horns and look very angry I think this text could besed with older students middle school who want to relate it to other issues studied in school Name Little Gold StarGenre Fairy TaleFolk LoreVersion Spanish Catholic cultureCinderella TeresaMagical elem. Blessed Mary rewards Teresa's good deeds with a shining gold star Later she punishes Teresa's Les Altaens : Peuple turc des montagnes de Sibrie unkind stepsisters Isabel and Inez with hideous horns and donkey's ears that they try to hidender heavy veils Bu.a widowed New Mexican sheepherder named Tom s remarries his new wife and stepdaughters treatwidowed New Mexican sheepherder named Tom s remarries his new wife and stepdaughters treat own daughter Teresa with nkindness A kind and obedient girl Teresa encounters the Virgin Mary while washing a sheepskin at the local stream and after a miraculous in which she cares for Saint Joseph and the infant Jesus she is givenA BLESSING A BLESSING MANIFESTS ITSELF AS Ablessing a blessing which manifests itself as a gold star on her forehead Her stepsisters do not fare so well and after they treat the Holy Family with scorn are given horns and donkey ears When Teresa catches the eye of the handsome Don Miguel and dances with him at his feast he is determined to find and wed her Teresa s stepmother stands in the way of the marriage ntil the Virgin Mary once again intercededTaken from a variety of sources this folktale from the American Southwest New Mexico is the setting is a lovely variant of the Cinderella tale type It is ite interesting to note that in Little Gold Star A Spanish American Cinderella Tale the magical elements provided by the fairy godmother in the well known French variant of this story are instead provided by a religious figure There seems to be a wealth of stories in the American Southwest concerning the Virgin Mary see Eric A Kimmel s The Lady in the Blue Cloak Legends from the Texas Missions for one example so it isn t really surprising that she would surface in regional retellings of widespread tales I appreciated the different outlook that the inclusion of religious elements provided and I liked the fact that the wicked stepmother and stepsisters were reformed in the end This latter feels appropriate given the inclusion of Christian elements and the fact that that religion emphasizes redemption and forgiveness The accompanying artwork here from Mexican illustrator Sergio Martinez is absolutely lovely and added to my reading pleasure Recommended to young folk and fairy tale lovers and to anyone interesting in the Cinderella tale typ. Nts from Spanish tales Luminous watercolors by Sergio Martinez accentuate the beauty and goodness that radiate from Little Gold StarA Selection of the Junior Library GuildA Selection of Nest Literary Classics.
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