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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What a surprise she had! One person found this helpful. Pan de Sal Saves the Day: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. She had three daughters of her own, and hated Abadeha on sight. The rainy season came and went, and the girl went back to check the gravesite.

Clutching them, she ran to the river, and again, the spirit appeared. Instead of a fairy godmother coming to the rescue, there are spirits who help her, cinderellq a ring she drops is found by the son of the island chieftain.

I wish this was easier, but the vocabulary is so difficult. Remembering how much her mother had loved her, and feeling so alone, she became lost in thought.

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. See all 8 philippkne.

And how they teased her! The main idea stays the same, good values are better than greed and viciousness regardless if you are from Philippines, US, or any other part of the world.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Every element of this story reflects the Filipino culture and spirituality, from the traditional obedient daughter as a main character to the mystical unfolding of events. A Cinderella Story from China. My daughter loves it. Abadeha ” had to clean the house, wash the dirty laundry, fetch water from pholippine river and cook all the meals.

It was the perfect addition to the start of Cinderella books from around the world collection. Abadeha, through all of the sadness, finds happiness in the end.

This telling is long, but the details are evocative. Next time I will whip you with the tail of a stingray to make you move.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Brian rated it liked it Jan 29, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Probably actually one of my favorite versions of the Cinderella story. Dec 27, Lindsey rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct philpipine, Scott Johanik rated it it was amazing Shelves: The original folk literature disappeared after years of Spanish colonization and a century of Americanization.

Email required Address never made public. Another beating, and now a filthy old blanket to mend and clean. This retelling of lasting value and universal appeal conveys the deep respect and reverence for nature and the earth inherent in the forever-loved story that will never grow old.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Find the United States. For some, it might not be obvious to consider this a multicultural read. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. We will have a delicious dinner tonight. Please try abadeya later. Mao Gabrielle rated it really liked it Oct 01, Abadeha’s three sisters went out, but when she begged to be allowed to, her stepmother locked abadehaa in the kitchen. The plot is similar to Cinderella, but readers have to search deeper to find the comparisons and understand why this is the Korean version of the tale.


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Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella

One day she demanded ” Go to the river and wash these two handkerchiefs until the white one turns black and the black one turns white. Devon Albino rated it really liked it Dec 13, Lists with This Book. There is a lot of cultural, geographical, traditional information in this book, which we would not find in the other versions. As Abadeha wept and prayed, she saw a beautiful woman, bathed in radiant light, who appeared to take her worries away. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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