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The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie…

The Legend of the Bluebonnet (1983)

by Tomie DePaola

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    Lila and the secret of the rain by David Conway (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: Similar storyline: drought, little girl communicates with spirits/nature to bring rain
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    Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill (madu)
    madu: Both of these are stories about children sacrificing a cherished toy for the sake of others.
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    The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin (goodiegoodie)

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When famine and drought strikes their village, everyone makes sacrifices of their most precious possessions to try and bring back the rains and game. A young orphan who has only a doll made by her grandparents decides to sacrifice it, and her generosity and selflessness is admired by all. The rains and the game return, and their home is lush and verdant once again

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  kendianna | Dec 15, 2017 |
Great book for during bluebonnet season!
Good for teaching folk tales.
  Lauralee96 | Oct 6, 2017 |
This folktale is about how the bluebonnets from Texas came to be. A little girl who has no family, except a remaining doll, sacrifices it all for her people to once again thrive in their tribe. This book is ideal for students in 3rd through 6th grade. It can be used to introduce the folktale genre. It can also be used to learn about the history of Native Americans or about Texas in general. ( )
  maria.baltazar | Mar 14, 2017 |
It is a book about how a young girl who lives by herself since her whole family had died from a famine. Sacrifices her doll to her ancestors so that way the gods can end the drought.
  BurgessMeredith | Jan 27, 2017 |
The Legend of the Bluebonnet is a multicultural folktale that shows the innocence of a child and the love and courage of sacrifice. The young Indian girl who has lost her entire family sacrifices her doll for the people of her tribe. In doing this the Texas hills are filled with bluebonnets, and the drought ends. I feel that this would be a wonderful book to read before a lesson on Texas History. The book gives some insight on the history of Texas and the love that the native Texans have for the bluebonnet. ( )
  clp055 | Sep 17, 2016 |
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this is neat book about an Indian girl and the legend of the blue bonnet. She gives a sacrifice to make the drought of her land go away and it comes back as a field full of blue wildflowers.
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A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.

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