Estrellita de oro / Little Gold Star

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Pub Date: 09/01/2002

Pages: 32

Trim: 8 x 10

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN 13: 9780938317685

ISBN 10: 0938317687

Price: $7.95 / $10.99 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

Estrellita de oro / Little Gold Star

By Joe Hayes, Gloria Osuna Perez, Lucia Angela Perez

Price: $7.95



About the Book

In this Cinderella tale from the Southwest, each of the sisters has an encounter with a magical hawk, but the heroine is kind to the bird and receives a gold star on her forehead. Her spiteful stepsisters go in search of their own gold stars but are rewarded with a donkey’s ear and a cow’s horn. You can imagine which sister the prince marries!

The cloth version is in its third printing with more than 15,000 sold.

Joe Hayes (Santa Fe, New Mexico) is one of America’s premier storytellers. Nationally acclaimed for her folkloric style, Gloria Perez died of cancer before completing the illustrations, but she passed the task to her daughter Lucia Angela Perez (Fort Worth, Texas). The transition is wonderfully seamless.

About the Book

A Cinderella cuento from the Spanish tradition of New Mexico.


Joe Hayes: Joe Hayes is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults. His writing style is storytelling-tested and has its roots in the oral traditions of the American Southwest. Each summer, he delights children and adults alike with his summertime storytelling performances at Santa Fe’s Wheelwright Museum. The rest of the year finds him speaking to thousands of readers around the United States at schools, libraries, and conferences. His book Ghost Fever/Mal de Fantasma won the Texas Bluebonnet Award in 2007. Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila, his collection of folktales from Cuba, won the Aesop Prize in 2009. The New Mexico Library Association named Joe the Centennial Storyteller in 2010, a storyteller so good he only comes around once every 100 years!

Antonio Castro L.: Antonio Castro Lopez (L.) was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens’ books including Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard (Random House), Pajaro Verde, The Treasure on Gold Street, The Day It Snowed Tortillas and The Gum-Chewing Rattler (Cinco Puntos Press).
In 2005, the government of the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, commissioned Antonio to paint a mural for the government palace. The mural commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Tomochic.
His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Texas, Mexico City, Spain and Italy.