TITLE OF THE STORY
Maribela Christi A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition
STORY SOURCE MATERIAL
Adapted from Domitila A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewell Reinhart Coburn. DOMITILA is available in English and Spanish through SHEN'S BOOKS, 40951 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, Ca 94538: Ph:
800-456-6660 or www.shens.com.
TALETYPE CLASSIFICATION OF THE STORY
Animal tale with a Cinderella motif
DOMITILA is a treasured favorite in my 2nd grade classroom. The story of DOMITILA is a story influenced by the values of local folklore in Mexico. Dr. Coburn is the recipient of a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, two honorary degrees, and many literary rewards. Most of the elements of DOMITILA can be found in Maribela Christi. The story of Maribela begins on a Rancho in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. Maribela is a local girl who is a talented cook and an amazing leather artist. A gentle weaving of her mothers nurturing with small family traditions is the secret ingredient for Maribela to rise above hardship and eventually become the Governorís bride. But it is Maribelaís relationship with the monarch butterflies that leads her down a magical path to joyfulness and serenity.
With permission from Jewell Reinhart Coburn I am very happy to tell my adaptation of DOMITILA titled: Maribela Christi A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition.