Dona Flor: Un Cuento de una Mujer Gigante con un Gran Coraznn (Spanish)
Dona Flor: Un Cuento de una Mujer Gigante con un Gran Coraznn (Spanish)

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Annotation: Dona 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.
Catalog Number: #77972
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 2005
Edition Date: 2005
Illustrator: Colon, Raul,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-440-41768-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-29015-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-440-41768-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-29015-0
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2005040793
Dimensions: 31 cm.
Language: Spanish
ALA Booklist
The creators of Tomas and the Library Lady (1997) offer another glowing picture book set in the American Southwest, but this time, the story is a magical tall tale. In a cozy village, Dona Flor grows from an unusual child, who can speak the language of plants and animals, into a giant, whose heart is as large as her enormous hands and feet. After ferocious animal cries terrorize the villagers, Flor sets out to find their source. The culprit--a tiny, mischievous puma, who ingeniously amplifies his kittenish growl into a beastly roar--is an amusing surprise, and Flor soothes the cat in its own language, returning peace to her village. Mora strengthens her economical, poetic text with vivid, fanciful touches: the villagers use Flor's colossal homemade tortillas as roofs, for example. Colon's signature scratchboard art extends the whimsy and gentle humor in lovely scenes of the serene heroine sweet-talking the animals or plucking a star from the sky. A winning read-aloud, particularly for children who can recognize the intermittent Spanish phrases.
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ALA Booklist (12/1/05)
Word Count: 1,530
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.2 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 102177SP / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 760L

Doña Flor, una señora gigante, vive en un pueblo pequeñito. Los vecinos
la adoran y ella adora a sus vecinos. Deja que los niños utilicen las flores de su jardín como trompetas y las tortillas como balsas. A Doña Flor le encanta leer y con frecuencia puedes verla rodeada de niños que escuchan atentos las historias de sus libros.
Un día un tremendo aullido de animal proveniente de las afueras del pueblo asusta a todos, incluida a Doña Flor. Quiere proteger a sus queridos vecinos y con ayuda de sus amigos los animales, se dirige hacia la meseta más alta, en busca de la terrible fiera. Pero cuál no será su sorpresa cuando descubre que tras semejante estruendo se esconde una pequeña criatura.
Pat Mora y Raul Colón colaboran nuevamente para traernos una tierna historia sobre una mujer gigante con un corazón muy grande.
El último trabajo de Pat Mora y Raul Colón, Tomás y la señora de la biblioteca, fue galardonado con el premio Tomás Rivera.

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