The Gift of the Poinsettia - El Regalo de la Flor de Nochebuena

The Gift of the Poinsettia - El Regalo de la Flor de Nochebuena

Hardcover(Spanish-language Edition)

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A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED picture book that depicts a poor Mexican boy in his search for a special gift for the Baby Jesus, The Girl of the Poinsettia/El Regalo de la Flor de Nochebuena focuses on the Mexican tradition of las posadas in which villagers reenact Mary and Joseph's search for shelter for nine nights. Traveling from house to house, night after night, Carlos worries each day about the gift he cannot afford to give the Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve. Ultimately, Carlos learns that love is the best gift of all.

In addition to depicting the traditional Mexican custom of las posadas, the book also illustrates other Mexican traditions such as papel picado, cascarones and pinatas. The Gift of the Poinsettia will delight both English and Spanish-speaking children. Included in the book are the text and music for the songs of las posadas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558851375
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 627,423
Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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The Gift of the Poinsettia - El Regalo de la Flor de Nochebuena 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YRYR More than 1 year ago
We love this book. I have read it to my 3rd and 5th graders for over 12 years . It is written with such a style that it allows the readers to peak into the Hispanic culture and show us the true meaning of Christmas with our loved Poinsettias. It touches our heart every time!I have developed thematic units with centers to develop the skills needed for my lesson plans. The illustrations are also outstanding. YRYR