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 - Keelin - Goodreads
Genre: Traditional Literature Awards: None Grade level: K-2 I would use this book in my classroom while learning about flowers or about the Native American culture. After reading the book to my class ... Read full review
Review: The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Legends)User Review - Sharon Medina - Goodreads
The Comanche Indians are in need of rain to end the drought so they dance and ask the God is what they have done to anger them. The shaman of the tribe went to a hill to listen to the Great Spirits to ... Read full review