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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mmg020 - LibraryThing
This is a great book to introduce folktale, especially into a Texas located classroom. This is because it is about the "legend" of an Indian girl who sacrifices the selfishness of her tribes in order ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristinanairn - LibraryThing
This is a very good book about teaching Native American legend/culture. The girl in the story is the "hero" of her village and sacrifices her most valued possession to help the rest of her tribesmen. Read full review