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The Legend of the Poinsettia - by Tomie dePaola (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night.
  • 4-8 Years
  • 9.8" x 7.8" Paperback
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations

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About the Book



Called "la flor de la Nochebuena"--the flower of the Holy Night--in Mexico, the poinsettia blooms at Christmastime, the symbol of a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. With illustrations that capture the brilliant colors of Mexico as well as the magic and excitement of the season, Tomie dePaola imbues the tale with his own special feeling for Christmas. Full color.



Book Synopsis



In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside.

This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Beloved Newbery honor-winning author and Caldecott honor-winning illustrator Tomie dePaola has embraced the legend using his own special feeling for Christmas. His glorious paintings capture not only the brilliant colors of Mexico and its art, but also the excitement of the children preparing for Christmas and the hope of Lucida, who comes to see what makes a gift truly beautiful.



About the Author



Best known for his award-winning picture book Strega Nona and for the 26 Fairmount Avenue series of chapter books, Tomie dePaola is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in the field of children's literature.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.8 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .2 Inches (D)
Weight: .25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays & Celebrations
Publisher: Puffin Books
Theme: Christmas & Advent
Format: Paperback
Author: Tomie dePaola
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 1997
TCIN: 11993475
UPC: 9780698115675
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-9509
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.2 inches length x 7.8 inches width x 9.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.25 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
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1 recommendations

Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nanaof2 - 1 year ago
I love the colorful pages. The story was very interesting, I did not know the history of the poinsettia. My granddaughter is going to love it.
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