Abadeha, the Filipina Cinderella. Text of an example of a Filipino folk tale from the Philippines. Full story. Characters. Sino si Abadeha?. A retelling of the Cinderella story, set in the Philippines. Part of the Cinderella Around the World series. Once upon a time, “in one of the sunny islands of the Philippines, there lived a man named Abak and his wife, Abadesa. They had a beautiful.

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Abadeha, through all of the sadness, finds happiness in the end. This book is beautifully illustrated and is quite useful in the classroom for comparing books and characters. The colored pencil art is pleasant but oddly generic. Instead of fairies, there are “spirits” who help to make Abadeha’s life slightly more bareable. Remembering how much her mother had loved her, and feeling so alone, she became lost in thought. The soft, colorful illustrations by Youshan Tang paint an evocative picture of indigenous life in the tropical islands.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Dec 27, Lindsey rated it really liked it Shelves: It sort of works, but I think a better story would have been to showcase an actual legend of the Philippines if the author wanted to bring more cultural awareness about the country to others. Open Preview See a Problem? Set in the exotic islands of the Philippines, this tale captures the mystical charm of the indigenous culture of the F As Abadeha wept and prayed, she saw a beautiful woman, bathed in radiant light, who appeared to take her worries away.

But “early the next day, the stepmother took the chicken from the coop and chopped its head of with a knife. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: We also have Abadeha Cinderella praying to the Creator of the Earth and the Spirits of her ancestors. At home, his finger pained him, and he saw that the ring constricted it. She made her step daughter get back to work.


Apr 19, Barbara Lovejoy rated it really liked it. His father decrees he will marry that girl.

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella

Libby Shepherd rated it really liked it May abadfha, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It flew to the top of a tree covered in gems and the young man knew he was on sacred ground. The illustrations are great, too, and I really like the cultural setting. The she told Abadeha to go to the granary to pound rice and winnow to separate the husk from the grain.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Katelyn rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Thankfully, she accepted them and ran home. You are commenting using your Twitter account. That’s when the spirit arrived, let her out and said, ” The young man is waiting for you. In a dream a sarimonok reveals to the prince that a certain young maiden can remove the ring from his finger.

I believe that if it is present right, it has a wealth of multicultural lessons to be learned.

As Abadeha wept and prayed, she saw a beautiful woman, bathed in radiant light, who appeared to take her worries away. And so was the ring! In this version of Cinderella, set in the Philippines, Abadeha endures abuse by her stepmother before being helped by the Spirit of the Forest and becoming the bride of the island chieftan’s son. Mao Gabrielle rated it really liked it Oct 01, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Email required Address abadeah made public. To recreate this story, rich with cultural references, de la Paz pulled together local religious beliefs and practices and incorporated native flora, fauna, and names into the tale.


With Smoky Mountain Rose: It was the perfect addition to the start of Cinderella books from around the world collection. The text and art cindderella provide an adequate, if somewhat awkward portrayal of Cinderella. He made an offering and said a prayer, philipine asked permission to take a ring. His father called the healer aabadeha said, ” Listen to your heartperhaps it will tell you what to do.

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My fourth grade students loved it! The story focuses a lot on her loss of her mother and the pain she is feeling, which never really gets discussed in great detail in the traditional Cinderella.

English Choose a language for shopping. Find the United States. Abadeha has hard tasks to perform, such as weaving a tattered mat back together. A respectful prince finds it and takes a ring from it; his finger begins to swell and he cannot remove the ring.

Magic is interwoven throughout the story to create a very mystical and fairy-tale like story as the girl searches for love with the Island prince. A dream tells him of a girl who can remove the ring. Get to Know Us.

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