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The Legend of the Poinsettia

retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

 

Terra Experience price:    $4.95, paperback 

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Description               Did you ever wonder how the the Poinsettia came to be associated with Christmas?  The well-known story-teller Tomie DePaola retells and illustrates a traditional Mexican legend.  After her mother has an accident, a young Mexican girl, Lucida, can not finish weaving a blanket to give the Christ-child at the village's Christmas procession.  An old woman convinces her that anything she can give will be welcome.  By a miracle the weeds she takes to the church are transformed to the beautiful flower, the Poinsettia.    A fun Christmas story.   This book is in English.  A Spanish  version is also available La leyenda de la Flor de Nochebuena

Ages:                         5 -9

Keywords:                 Mexico, Folklore, Poinsettias, Christmas, Juvenile Literature    

 

The Legend of the Poinsettia; retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola; PaperStar Book, Putnam & Grosset Group  (1994)

 

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