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 - lmcswe1 - LibraryThing
This book is part of a book series about legends and folktales. The story tells of a drought in Texas and how a little girl sacrificed her most prized possession to end the drought. The story was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hatease - LibraryThing
This story was meaningful because the girl sacrificed her favorite possession, her doll, for the better of her community. It as powerful that a young girl was so selfless. Great story for students to ... Read full review