The Legend of the Poinsettia

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Putnam, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Called "la flor de la Nochebuena"--the flower of the Holy Night--in Mexico, the poinsettia blooms at Christmastime, the symbol of a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. With illustrations that capture the brilliant colors of Mexico as well as the magic and excitement of the season, Tomie dePaola imbues the tale with his own special feeling for Christmas. Full color.

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User Review  - lmcswe1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book for several main reasons. First, it had a bilingual component to it. Although it wasn’t a fully bilingual book, there were spanish references in the story. For example, one page read ... Read full review

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User Review  - emilystrong - LibraryThing

The Legend of the Poinsettia is a legend about why a poinsettia is related to Christmas. The story centers around a girl named Lucinda. She wants a gift to take to the manger. This story takes a ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.