The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas.

DePAOLA, Tomie.

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons [1983], 1983
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Illustrations by the author. Small 4to. Red paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. (27pp). Extensive color illustrations. Fine/near fine. Superbly tight and attractive first edition of this retelling of a Comanche Indian folk tale -- signed large and bold by this super prolific children's book author/illustrator (born 1934) with his usual "Tomie" in black fineline on inner flyleaf, where he also adds the year ("'90"). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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.

From the Back Cover: 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, tell the story of how the bluebonnet came to be.

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Title: The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of...
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons [1983]
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Hardcover

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