The Legend of the Poinsettia

In the tradition of his The Legend of the Bluebonnet and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, dePaola offers another gracious retelling of a timeless folktale. His skillfully pared-down narrative and paintings that glow with strong colors present the story of a well-intentioned Mexican child, Lucida. Distressed because she has no other gift to offer Baby Jesus, she carries into the church an armful of weeds, each of which suddenly becomes “tipped with a flaming red star”—marking the miraculous blooming of the first poinsettias. (Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Pages: 32

Ages: 4–8