Dona Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
ISBN: 0375823379
EAN13: 9780375823374
Language: English
Publication Date: October 11, 2005
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 1.11" H x 9.13" L x 6.57" W
Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Dona Flor is a giant who lets children use her flowers for trumpets, and their families use her leftover tortillas for rafts. When a huge puma terrifies the village, Flor is the one to investigate. This charming story features Spanish words and phrases as well as a glossary. Illustrations.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Dona Flor is a giant woman who lives in a puebla with lots of families. She loves her neighbors-she lets the children use her flowers for trumpets, and the families use her leftover tortillas for rafts. So when a huge puma is terrifying the village, of course Flor is the one to investigate. Featuring Spanish words and phrases throughout, as well as a glossary, Pat Mora's story, along with Raul Colon's glorious artwork, makes this a treat for any reader, tall or small. Award-winning author Pat Mora's previous book with Raul Colon, Tomas and the Library Lady, received the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, an IRA Teacher's Choice Award, a Skipping Stones Award, and was also named a Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List title and an Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature commended title. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.