Little Gold Star: A Cinderella Cuento (Paperback)

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Little Gold Star: A Cinderella Cuento By Joe Hayes, Gloria Osuna Perez (Illustrator), Lucia Angela Perez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joe Hayes, Gloria Osuna Perez (Illustrator), Lucia Angela Perez (Illustrator)


In this Cinderella tale from the Southwest, each of the sisters has an encounter with a magical hawk, but the heroine is kind to the bird and receives a gold star on her forehead. Her spiteful stepsisters go in search of their own gold stars but are rewarded with a donkey's ear and a cow's horn. You can imagine which sister the prince marries

The cloth version is in its third printing with more than 15,000 sold.

Joe Hayes (Santa Fe, New Mexico) is one of America's premier storytellers. Nationally acclaimed for her folkloric style, Gloria Perez died of cancer before completing the illustrations, but she passed the task to her daughter Lucia Angela Perez (Fort Worth, Texas). The transition is wonderfully seamless.

About the Author

Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller. Lucia Angela Perez, born in 1973, is the daughter of illustrator/artist Gloria Osuna Perez. Her first book was a collaboration with her mother on Little Gold Star (published by Cinco Puntos Press) after Osuna Perez was diagnosed with cancer. This is Lucia's second book. Perez lives in Fort Worth.

Praise For…

"The telling, in both English and a charming colloquial Spanish, is crisp, lively and individual… The unique 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." —School Library Journal

"An engaging telling of 'Cinderella' … in many ways more interesting than the original." —Booklist

"LITTLE GOLD STAR by Joe Hayes was selected as one of the 30 Best Books of the Year." —Nick Jr. Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780938317685
ISBN-10: 0938317687
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 32
Language: English