LITTLE GOLD STAR:
A Spanish American Cinderella Story
by Robert D. San Souci
Illustrated by Sergio Martinez
HarperCollins Children's Books, 2000
[AGES 5-UP] hardcover
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books, HarperCollins
Format: Library; Released On: 8/31/00;
Trimsize: 9-1/4 X 11; Pages: 32; $15.89; $24.89(CAN)
Blessed Mary rewards Teresa's good deeds with a shining gold star. Later she punishes Teresa's unkind stepsisters, Isabel and Inez, with hideous horns and donkey's ears that they try to hide under heavy veils! But will Teresa outshine her stepsisters at the festival? Robert D. San Souci retells this popular folktale in a lilting narrative that includes all the magic of the beloved Cinderella story and traditional elements from Spanish tales. Luminous watercolors by Sergio Martinez accentuate the beauty and goodness that radiate from Little Gold Star.
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Robert D. San Souci is the author of many award-winning retellings of legends and folktales for children. He also wrote the screen story for the Walt Disney animated feature MULAN. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Sergio Martinez was born and lives in Mexico City. He illustrated Weapons & Warfare by Milton Meltzer. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world.