Dona Flor

Dona Flor Cover

Dona Flor

A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

By Pat Mora; Rolon Colon (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375823374, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2005

Description
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.


About the Author
Raul Colon has been awarded gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators for his picture-book art. Colon s work has also appeared in "Time Magazine," "The New Yorker," "The Wall Street Journal," and "The New York Times." He lives in New York."