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The miracle of the first Poinsettia : a Mexican Christmas story

Author: Joanne Oppenheim; Fabian Negrin
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A retelling of a Mexican legend that describes the origin of the Poinsettia plant. In this version, a young girl has nothing to give the Christ child, but when the weeds she carries in her hands miraculously transform into red flowers, she now has the perfect gift.
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Genre/Form: Christmas stories
Picture books for children
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Folklore
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Oppenheim; Fabian Negrin
ISBN: 1841482455 : 9781841482453 9781841483641 1841483648
OCLC Number: 53399065
Notes: "This book was typeset in 15.5/18pt Granjon"--CIP, p. facing t.p.
"The illustrations were prepared in watercolors, colored pencils, wax and oil pastels on Fabriano paper"--CIP, p. facing t.p.
Illustrations on lining papers.
Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 30 cm.
Contents: A retelling of a Mexican legend that describes the origin of the Poinsettia plant. In this version, a young girl has nothing to give the Christ child, but when the weeds she carries in her hands miraculously transform into red flowers, she now has the perfect gift.
Responsibility: written by Joanne Oppenheim ; illustrated by Fabian Negrin.

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A retelling of a Mexican legend that describes the origin of the Poinsettia plant. In this version, a young girl has nothing to give the Christ child, but when the weeds she carries in her hands miraculously transform into red flowers, she now has the perfect gift.

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