The Legend of the Poinsettia
The Legend of the Poinsettia
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The Legend of the Poinsettia

Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
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4 - 8
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32
Page count
AD680L
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Jan 1, 1994
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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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Book Details

ISBN
9780698115675
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Publisher
Penguin Young Readers Group
Page Count
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
92020459
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
48928122
Lexile® Level
AD680L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~P
ATOS® Book Level
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
16727
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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