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The legend of the poinsettia

Author: Tomie DePaola
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. A Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Tomie dePaola has embraced the legend using his own special feeling for Christmas. His glorious paintings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Christmas stories
Folklore
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
Legend of the poinsettia.
New York : Putnam, ©1994
(OCoLC)656935168
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomie DePaola
ISBN: 0399216928 9780698115675 9780399216923 0698115678
OCLC Number: 26097511
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations color ; 26 cm
Responsibility: retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

Abstract:

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. A Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. 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.
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