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The Legend of the Poinsettia Paperback – 24 Jan 2008

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group; Reprint edition (24 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698115678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698115675
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Best known for his award-winning picture book Strega Nona and for the 26 Fairmount Avenue series of chapter books, Tomie dePaola is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in the field of children's literature.


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Tomie de Paola never fails to draw emotions with his recounting of traditional folktales from 'other' cultures, so close to our own.

The magic of Christmas is a favorite subject for the author and my kids share this passion - even in the heat of summer.

I never heard of the story of the poinsettia flower. Lovely. And the story of the little girl is empowering.

De Paola has a way to be evocative without overstating, everything is kept simple, serene. Even the poverty of a once-upon-a-time rural context is oddly comforting. Somehow, it makes you feel the wealth we enjoy has, on the way, deprived us of something equally poignant.

I recommend this book.
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I used this book as a unit last Christmas on traditions and folklore around the world. Everyone loved it, parents and children alike. Many asked where they could purchase the book to make it permanent part of their Christmas library.
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This book was a St Nicholas gift to our 20 month old daughter, and she and her almost five year old brother both love it. The story is so direct and reaches a child's heart - the fear that they have ruined something, the overheard conversations, the pride in their work, and so on. The illustrations glow with colour and simplicity, and attracted both children to drink in each page with great attention. The brightness was especially magnetic to our little girl. It is a story which is a pleasure to read over and over again too, which is very important after all!
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As a primary teacher I have used this story every year around christmastime and each class have loved it as much as I do! A beautifully written and fabulously illustrated story.
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