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 - Katy Pitrucha - Goodreads
This book is based on a folk tale of how the Texas state flower, the bluebonnet, came to be. Books like this are interesting because they explore cultural history. It's important for people to learn ... Read full review
Review: The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Legends)User Review - Lorena Magallanes - Goodreads
The Legend of the Bluebonnet was retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. The story takes place in modern day Texas, where a village of the Comanche had endured famine and drought. The young girl ... Read full review