The Legend of the Poinsettia

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Paw Prints, Apr 9, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction
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When her mother cannot finish weaving a blanket for the church nativity, Lucida tries to finish it and ruins it beyond repair, but when Lucida offers an armful of weeds to be placed in the manger, they are transformed into beautiful, red poinsettias

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User Review  - LorraineAllen - LibraryThing

Summary: This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Personal Reaction: Beautiful illustrations. A wonderful story about the ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2009)

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.

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