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Adelita

Adelita

by Tomie dePaola Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
After her parents die, Adelita suffers mistreatment by her stepmother and mean stepsisters until she meets her true love at a fiesta. Beautiful Mexican folk art enhances this book, which contains English text interspersed with Spanish phrases.
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
660L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Putnam Publishing Group
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.

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