The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas
Putnam, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers, which resemble old-fashioned sunbonnets, cover the Texas hills in the springtime every year. These lovely wild flowers, known by the name of bluebonnet, are the state flower of Texas.
This favorite legend based on Comanche Indian lore, tells the story of how the bluebonnet came to be. Tomie dePaola's powerful retelling and his magnificent full-color paintings perfectly capture the Comanche People, the Texas hills, and the spirit of She-Who-Is-Alone, a little girl who made a sacrifice to save her tribe.
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Review: The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Legends)User Review - Dundee Library - Goodreads
A great introduction to the concept of legends as well aa wonderful pre-Christmas read illustrating a true gift from the heart. Tomie dePaola's illustrations and simple text draw the reader in and ... Read full review
Review: The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Legends)User Review - Rosa Cline - Goodreads
This is a wonderfully written 'tale' from the Comanche People. The land was dry and people were dying. When the medicine man went and prayed he came back to tell the tribe they must give up something ... Read full review