The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 1997-10-06

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 0698115678

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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.


Kids on the Move!

Kids on the Move!

Author:

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 52

ISBN-13: 9780739038727

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You simply can't stand still while singing these rhythmically rousing songs! From the tango to the twist, kids can boogie all year long with Kids on the Move! What an exciting and innovative way to energize your classroom and experience the joy of music from the inside out! After all, kids just love being in the groove and on the move! Recommended for grades K--5. 100% reproducible. Lyric sheets and movement suggestions included. Can be used as a songbook or a program (approximately 30 minutes). Chord symbols included.


Zetta the Poinsettia

Zetta the Poinsettia

Author: Alma Hammond

Publisher:

Published: 2018-11

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 9780998536279

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Zetta is elated to spend the holidays with a loving family, but after the season is over she exclaims, "What will become of me?" Zetta soon discovers she is more than just holiday decor in this tale of hope and self exploration.


The Legend of Old Befana

The Legend of Old Befana

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2017-11-07

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 1481477633

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Because Befana's household chores kept her from finding the Baby King, she searches to this day, leaving gifts for children on the Feast of the Three Kings.


Poinsettias, the December Flower

Poinsettias, the December Flower

Author: Christine Anderson

Publisher:

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 72

ISBN-13:

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Melding myth, historical lore, botanical details, and delectable illustrations, Anderson and Tischer offer an inviting portrayal of just how this once thought to be weedy specimen was reinvented as a prominent symbol of holiday spirit. Richly colored reproductions of ancient artwork show examples of the genus Euphorbia, and century-old postcards depict Poinsettia flowers in all their glory. The story of this now celebrated plant unfolds in a delightfully instructive, visually alluring volume devoted to the flower named for Joel Roberts Poinsett of South Carolina, with growing tips for aficionados of the brilliant red bloom and the other appealing cultivars currently available. - Alice Joyce; 64p-


The Night of Las Posadas

The Night of Las Posadas

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2001-09-24

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 0698119010

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Tomie dePaola's glorious paintings are as luminous as the farolitos that light up on the Plaza in Santa Fe for the procession of Las Posadas, the tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door seeking shelter at the inn on Christmas Eve.This year Sister Angie, who is always in charge of the clebration, has to stay home with the flu, and Lupe and Roberto, who are to play Mary and Joseph, get caught in a snowstorm. But a man and a woman no one knows arrive in time to take their place in the procession and then mysteriously disappear at the end before they can be thanked.That night we witness a Christian miracle, for when Sister Angie goes to the cathedral and kneels before the statue of Mary and Jospeh, wet footprints from the snow lead up to the statue.


An Early American Christmas

An Early American Christmas

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2013-11-05

Total Pages: 37

ISBN-13: 1480411426

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A new family shows the neighborhood what Christmas is all about In this small New England village, no one makes much of a fuss about Christmas—until a new family moves in, that is. The family works tirelessly to prepare for the holiday: decorating the house, hand-dipping candles, baking mounds of delicious cookies, and carving nativity pieces. In the end, these new neighbors show their small village how to celebrate the holiday in a very special way. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.


The Miracle of the First Poinsettia

The Miracle of the First Poinsettia

Author: Joanne Oppenheim

Publisher:

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781841483641

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A beautiful story which offers a new way of celebrating Christmas- Accessible, engaging text teaches children the valuable life lesson of the power of faith and trust and encourages personal integrity- Author Joanne Oppenheim has written more than fifty books for and about children, and is President of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio organization- Introduces the extraordinary artwork of Fabian Negrin, who grew up in Argentina and studied art in Mexico City- Poinsettias are the bestselling potted plant in the United States!


Joy to the World

Joy to the World

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2013-10-17

Total Pages: 113

ISBN-13: 0147509521

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A timeless celebration of Christmas from the legendary Newbery and Caldecott Honor winner Tomie dePaola! This collection unifies three of the incomparable Tomie dePaola’s most beloved Christmas stories into one handsome volume. Vividly portrayed and expertly crafted, The Night of Las Posadas, The Story of the Three Wise Kings, and The Legend of the Poinsettia are sure enchant and mesmerize the whole family during the holiday season.


The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Author: Lori Walburg

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Published: 2010-12-21

Total Pages: 58

ISBN-13: 0310866448

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One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas—for many Christmases to come.