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The Miracle of the First Poinsettia Hardcover – October 1, 2003

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Waiting is a big part of childhood. Waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen. However, now a child sets the stage and pulls the strings in a timeless, heartfelt picture book about imaginative play, friendship, and surprises. Paperback | More for ages 3-5

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PreS-Gr. 2. Oppenheim found the kernel of this story while researching a book about Christmas. She expanded it into the tale of Juanita, who is anxious about Christmas Eve, La Noche Buena. Her father is unemployed, and the family struggles. There will be no gift for baby Jesus at midnight Mass. Oppenheim seems to stretch the story as Juanita wanders through the market place, then home, and finally to church, empty-handed. But it's an uplifting moment when a stone angel in the church courtyard tells Juanita to bring a profusion of greens into church, where they miraculously turn into red poinsettias. Whatever small flaws there are in the text are balanced by Negrin's fabulous pictures, executed in watercolors, colored pencils, and oil pastels. The scenes, in full pages and blocks, are infused with color--the tomato red of the market, the ethereal blue-green of evening, the holy, gold lighting of the church. The sturdy figures have a statue-like dignity in a glowing evocation of old Mexico. Spanish words are well integrated, and there is also a glossary. Ilene Cooper
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"A Christmas gem." --Kirkus Review"Negrin's illustrations are richly colored, in pomegranate reds and burnished golds. Even the endpapers are a lush, double-spread explosion of deep red poinsettias from edge to edge. His pictures tell the story at least as eloquently as the text, and add a dimension of magic and beauty that raises 'The Miracle of the First Poinsettia' above the ordinary." --Boston Sunday Globe "Negrin's mixed-media art creates a lush, dreamlike environment where anything seems possible." --Publishers Weekly"Negrin's mixed-media art creates a lush, dreamlike environment where anything seems possible." --Publishers Weekly

"A Christmas gem." --Kirkus Review

"Negrin's mixed-media art creates a lush, dreamlike environment where anything seems possible." --Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841482455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841482453
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 11.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,653,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mujer Latina on December 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
While I have this 'companion' book to the Miracle of the Poinsettia by Brian Cavanaugh (published 2001), I find the Oppenheim Spanish translation rather stilted and far more difficult, even for the very fluent young child to follow. Also, the illustrations are dark and a bit gloomy in comparison to the luminous and richly colorful images of Cavanaugh's version. I have given several of these books as gifts -- with a lukewarm response. Whereas the Cavanugh book has been received by many many friends, teachers and co-workers with a sense of awe for the illustrations, story and mystery it excudes. I would urge a reading of both versions. See for yourselves!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heidi on December 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
A really different Christmas book. It is the retelling of an old story in picture book form. This would go along well with learning about how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico. It is a great story too. It also opens up a chance to talk about gift giving and the importance of keeping perspective. I would recommend it for all ages.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I like this book because of the main character, Juanita. She is very brave because even though she thinks all the people would stare at her because she is bringing weeds to the baby Jesus she goes into the church. Another reason I like the story is when she goes into the church the weeds turn into flowers and this is a great surprise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Berg on December 8, 2013
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This is a terrific story! I teach at a primarily Hispanic-dominant school and my students love hearing this story about Christmas and the Poinsettia. The pictures are wonderful and the story is very heart-warming. I definitely recommend this book!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jadakiss on January 12, 2014
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I would give this a negative rating if i could but the lowest i could rate is a 1 star. I never recieved my books. I had ordered this stuff weeks before Christmas with the intention of giving them as gifts. Well that never happened!
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