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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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This book is beautifully illustrated and is quite useful in the classroom for comparing books and characters. Still, many libraries, especially those with a Filipino population, will want to have this on hand. 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 abadha island chieftan’s son.

Set in the exotic islands of the Philippines, this tale captures the mystical charm of the indigenous culture of the Filipinos. He suddenly came cinedrella a chicken most glorious, with tail feathers that trailed far behind it and feathers that shimmered with blues, yellows, reds and blacks. Maybe once students are familiar with the classic Cinderella story, they will be able cinddrella manage this story despite all the hard words. Robin Redbreast Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition.

Abadeha, Filipina Cinderella: Philippine Story

So, Abadeha Instead of a fairy godmother, ,we get the Spirit of the Forest. Cactuschair rated it liked it Mar 24, I have become a slave in my father’s house! The she told Abadeha to go to the granary to pound rice and winnow to separate the husk from the grain.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. All the best dancers, singers, musicians, poets and magicians came to the wedding”. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Customers who bought this item also bought. The pain was gone. 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.


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The original folk literature disappeared after years of Spanish colon Abadeha is a Filipino Cinderella story written by Myrna J. Abadeha ahadeha hard tasks to perform, such as weaving a tattered mat back together. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Instead of a fairy godmother coming to the rescue, there are spirits who help her, and a ring she drops is found by the son of the island chieftain. As a teacher, if I would choose to use this book for multicultural education purposes, I would pair it up with a few more of the same topic, Chinese Cinderella, Persian Cinderella, etc.

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Abadeha, Filipina Cinderella

He finds Adadeha and they live happily ever after. For some, it might not be obvious to consider this a multicultural read. The original folk literature disappeared after years of Spanish colonization and a century of Americanization. Cindeerella a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Laura rated it liked it May 04, However, when Abadeha takes the bird home, her stepmother kills and roasts it for dinner.

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De La Paz

Instead of fairies, there are “spirits” who help to make Abadeha’s life slightly more bareable. Apr 19, Barbara Lovejoy rated it really liked it. There is a lot of cultural, geographical, traditional information in this book, which we would not find in the other versions.

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. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Instead of losing a shoe and having the prince go looking for her, Abadeha actually has to save the prince; the test is that the woman who can get the enchanted ring off his finger is the one he will marry.


I believe that if it is present right, it has a wealth of multicultural lessons to be learned. And so was the ring!

Christy rated it really liked it Oct 27, Pyilippine Philippine Cinderella is a story that had already disappeared from mainstream Philippine folk literature, and de la Paz made it her cindegella to rescue this tale with its indigenous roots intact.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From School Library Journal Gr Abadeha prays to the Spirit of the Forest for guidance to endure the unkind stepmother who heaps piles of work on her. She had three daughters of her own, and hated Abadeha on sight. They made her sleep on the floor in the kitchen, all alone. Probably actually one of my favorite versions of the Cinderella story.

There she showed her a hen with feathers with the colors of the rainbow and a long, flowing tail. The soft, colorful illustrations by Youshan Tang paint an evocative picture of indigenous life in the tropical islands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Share your thoughts with other customers.