The Bluebonnet Girl by Michael Lind

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A dramatic retelling of a Comanche legend of how Texas became known as the blue bonnet state.

"Come every spring
the bluebonnets cling
to prairies the showers renew.
Come, gather near,
settle down, and you’ll hear
of how the first bluebonnets grew."

This beautiful Comanche legend of how a young girl sacrifices her most precious possession, even as the bravest men refuse, to save her land and people from a terrible drought, is retold here in dramatic verse and striking full-color paintings.
 

About Michael Lind

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Michael Lind is the highly regarded author of many books for adults, including The Alamo: An Epic, which the Los Angeles Times named as one of the Best Books of 1997. Formerly the Washington editor at Harper’s magazine and a staff writer at The New Yorker, he is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. A native of Texas, Mr. Lind currently lives in Washington, D.C. This is his first book for children.Kate Kiesler is the illustrator of a number of highly praised books for children, including Taiko on a Windy Night, written by Sally Derby. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she worked as an assistant to the noted illustrator Barry Moser before beginning her own career in children’s books. Ms. Kiesler now lives in Colorado.
 
Published April 1, 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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