The Legend of the Poinsettia

Author(s): Tomie dePaola
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100127699
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525596417
Narrator/s: Maria Cabezas
Publisher: Listening Library
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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.

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.

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