Friday, November 13, 2009

"La Cenicienta"

I love fairy tale romances. The young woman and her bittersweet story of loneliness and misfortune. A seemingly sweet story laced with danger and magic. The young man who either saves her or better yet, gives her the strength and determination to save herself. And of course, there's the happily ever after.

The following fairy tale romance may not be a unique by its nature, but it is very special, nonetheless. It was penned and illustrated by my daughter.




















15 comments:

  1. That is too cute for words!! Hmmm Cinderella kind of looks like you.

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  2. Awww, how sweet! What a lovely storybook!

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  3. Que lindo Christine! That's just lovely... I love that blue dress with the pumpkin coach in the background and the blue slippers. :)

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  4. Very nice handwriting... and a lovingly told story. Que Dios la Bendiga.

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  5. Your daughter did such a great job on that story book! I love it, but I can't read it :(. What does it say?

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  6. Thanks, everyone! This was a recent assignment for my daughter's Spanish class and I believe they gave the books away to the younger grades to use in instruction. I forgot where they were going, but I knew she wasn't getting them back, so I had to preserve it somehow.

    Amy, I never studied Spanish. I took French and German in high school, so I actually can't even translate that for you! LOL! My daughter translated it for me after she read it to me, though, so I can tell you that it's basically an abbreviated story of Cinderella.

    I'm the only one in my family who doesn't know any Spanish aside from a handful of basic phrases. Both of my daughters have been learning Spanish in school since first grade and my husband and father-in-law know a lot of Spanish because it is very similar to the languages spoken in their native country, the Philippines. Maybe I ought to start learning Spanish myself so that I can keep up with them! ;)

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  7. Talk about a keeper... That's just wonderful. My boys wrote a book together years ago. One did the illustrations and the other the words. I was insanely happy about it, as I'm sure you are with your daughter.

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  8. I love her handwriting and wow, excellent Spanish!

    Go, mom--go, little one!

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  9. Rosie, my girls have made many a homemade book. Both of them actually love creative writing and have partially written books on their computers. But it has been a while since I've seen one bound and with illustrations like this one. How old were your boys when they wrote their book together?

    Thanks, azteclady! I will tell her that her Spanish passed the AL test. ;)

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  10. That is fantastic...great pictures and I just love that your daughter is learning Spanish so early. They don't start teaching a second language here until secondary school, which is too late IMO. Then again, I wanted to learn Spanish but it wasn't available so went with French and was useless!

    I say go for learning Spanish. Then you can have a Spanish night - everyone speaks Spanish and eats tapas *grin*

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  11. orannia, when I was in school way way back in the day, we started a second language in school in 7th grade (age 12) and the only choices were French and Spanish. In 9th grade you could also take German and Latin. Now they start Spanish in 1st grade (age 6), which is so much better. Our high school offers French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, and Latin. There was talk of possibly adding an arab language, but I don't know what came of that. It would be pretty progressive if they did, I think.

    I should look into Spanish 101 in the form of a podcast or something to get started. :)

    Hilda, Thanks, I'll tell her! :)

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  12. I just shared all of your praise with my daughter and she told me she got a 104/100 for "La Cenicienta"! I guess her teacher really liked it, too!!! :D

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