Pub Date: 09/01/2002
Trim: 8 x 10
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN 13: 9780938317685
ISBN 10: 0938317687
Price: $7.95 / $10.99 CAN
Estrellita de oro / Little Gold Star
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
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.