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Doña Flor : a tall tale about a giant woman with a great big heart /

by Mora, Pat; Colón, Raúl [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Knopf, 2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.ISBN: 9780375823374 : HRD; 0375823379 : HRD.Title notes: $15.95 9/14/2009 (hm)Subject(s): Giants -- Fiction | Puma -- Fiction | Villages -- Fiction | Tall talesOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Click here to access online Summary: Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Doña 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.<br> Featuring Spanish words and phrases throughout, as well as a glossary, Pat Mora's story, along with Raúl Colón's glorious artwork, makes this a treat for any reader, tall or small. Award-winning author Pat Mora's previous book with Raúl Colón, Tomás and the Library Lady, received the Tomás 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.

$15.95 9/14/2009 (hm)

Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise.

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Horn Book Review

Peppered with Spanish words and phrases, this original tall tale introduces enormous and beneficent Dora Flor, who lives in a village in the American Southwest. The plot is weak (a dangerous puma turns out to be harmless), but the cultural context is rewarding, as are the paintings, created with an intriguing combination of watercolor washes, etching, and colored and litho pencils. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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