The Legend of the Bluebonnet
An Old Tale of Texas
ISBN10: 0399209379 ISBN13: 9780399209376 Publisher: Putnam Pub Group Published: Mar 1 1983 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 8.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers, which resemble old-fashioned sunbonnets, cover the Texas hills in the springtime every year. These lovely wild flowers, known by the name of bluebonnet, are the state flower of Texas.
This favorite legend based on Comanche Indian lore, tells the story of how the bluebonnet came to be. Tomie dePaola's powerful retelling and his magnificent full-color paintings perfectly capture the Comanche People, the Texas hills, and the spirit of She-Who-Is-Alone, a little girl who made a sacrifice to save her tribe.