"The Legend of the Poinsettia" as retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, copyright 1994.

"In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la nochebuena - flower of the holy night. At Christmas, the flower blooms and flourishes, the 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."

Hard cover children's book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket has a tear that has been taped. See the pictures for more details.


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