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The Legend of the Poinsettia
The Legend of the Poinsettia | Tomie DePaola
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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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Blueberry
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Eggs One of my favorite Christmas stories! ❤️Tomie de Paola (edited) 2mo
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mydearwatson
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Playing catch-up here. I‘ve been trying to only post books I own, but I can‘t find one that takes place in #Mexico 😞. I did, however, just read this to my son the other day. Pic from #goodreads.
#letstraveljuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Princess-Kingofkings Tomie de Paola is a favorite of mine. 7mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇲🇽 7mo
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#SeasonsReadings #Poinsettia #Day29
Love poinsettias; my dad always gave my mother white & red ones at Christmas. We cannot have them in the house; poisonous for kitties.
Love this author; fortunately my Son adored him too as a child. I still cannot part with his books!

tpixie I love this book! And many more! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 14mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 14mo
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#SeasonsReadings Day 29: The legend of the #Poinsettia is also included in DePaola‘s massive Joy to the World. This story shows how gifts can come from the most unusual yet natural places of all, hence the legend of the flaming red star amidst the weeds. This book has made me wide-eyed in wonder yet again. Warmed my heart with miracles found in the strangest and most familiar of places. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-6SM

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Eggs
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According to Google, Joel Roberts Poinsett introduced the poinsettia plant to the United States from Mexico.
#poinsettia #seasonsreadings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

plemmdog I learned about him in history class, as did all South Carolinians. He was a native of Charleston. 14mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️♥️ 14mo
Eggs @plemmdog Fascinating 14mo
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[DELETED] 3803335244 My kids like this book too! Ours doesn‘t have the angel illustration though. I‘m wondering if they took that out? 2y
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SilversReviews
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#JINGLESHELVES

TODAY'S PHOTO: POINSETTIA

Photo taken from ​a waiting area.

POINSETTIAS were my mother's favorite plant along with hydrangeas.

This is the second Christmas without our precious, beautiful mother.

It is difficult to buy a poinsettia like we always did for her.

Tamra 😇 2y
britt_brooke 💕💕💕 2y
Cinfhen It never gets easier at holiday time 💔 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I‘m so sorry ❤️ 😇 2y
SilversReviews @Cinfhen Difficult. Thanks 2y
Redwritinghood 💔💔 2y
Eggs So sorry 😔💕 2y
JacqMac It‘s our third without my mom. I miss her so much this time of year. (((Hugs))) 💕 2y
SilversReviews @JacqMac Hugs back. 2y
SilversReviews @Redwritinghood It is a heart breaker. 2y
MiyakoBunny I hope one day it 🌺 helps your heart ♥️ find the happiness of her memory where there was pain from her loss 🙏🏼 *hugs* 2y
SilversReviews @MiyakoBunny Thank you. ♥️♥️ 2y
robinb So sorry for your loss. Sending a big hug. ❤️ 2y
SilversReviews @robinb Thank you. 2y
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2y
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