×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

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

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

5.0 1
by Daniel Lechon (Illustrator), Charles Ramirez Berg, Pat Mora
 
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,

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Criticas
K-Gr 2-This popular title introduces readers to Mexican traditions and inspires them to think about gift-giving in a different way. The authors take children through each of the days of the posada ("inn") celebration, in which celebrants take figurines representing the Virgin Mary and Joseph from one inn to another as they look for a place to rest. Carlos worries that he has no money to buy a special gift to offer the Christ child, but his grandmother urges him to pick a flower along the way. This humble flower blossoms into a glorious poinsettia on Christmas Eve. An enjoyable selection for readers of any age.
—Marietta Barral Zacker, Atlanta Book Consulting, GA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558851375
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,357,651
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews