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 wore the jewels from the sprit tree, and “that day was the beginning of a long and happy life for Abadeha and the prince. Newer Post Older Post Home. This is another multicultural Cinderella book I bought with money donated by an Esperanza board member for our Esperanza library. 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.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? However, it gets stuck on his finger. At home, his finger pained him, and he saw that the ring constricted it. 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.


A pig is featured, though here as a hindrance, where in Smoky Mountain Rose it was a friend. So go the blessings of Cinderella’s fairy godmother throughout the struggles and eventual triumphs of a young girl against her oppressors.

Hte rated it liked it Oct 04, Abadeha, through all of the sadness, finds happiness in the end. My fourth grade students loved it!

It flew to the top of a tree covered in gems and the young man knew he was on sacred ground. Now the spirit “invited Abadeha to her home in the enchanted cave under a huge tree deep in the forest. And abbadeha was the ring!

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella

The she told Abadeha to go to the cimderella to pound rice and winnow to separate the husk from the grain. Oh Bathala, God of the Earth. The text and art together provide an adequate, if somewhat awkward portrayal of Cinderella. The colored pencil art is pleasant but oddly generic. Robin Redbreast Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


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Abadeha, Filipina Cinderella: Philippine Story

Poor Abadeha was horrified, and the vicious woman said, ” This chicken is big and fat. What a surprise she had! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

This telling is long, but the details are evocative.

Abadeha, Filipina Cinderella

This, he slipped on his finger and departed. He made an offering and said a prayer, and asked permission to take a ring. Every element of this story reflects the Filipino culture and spirituality, from abaedha traditional obedient daughter as a main character to the mystical unfolding of events.

This site uses cookies. Oct 21, Scott Johanik rated it it was amazing Shelves: From the Yhe Cinderella tradition, strangest change is probably the tree that grows treasure. Please try again later.