Dona Flor

Un Cuento de una Mujer Gigante Con un Gran Corazon

By Pat Mora; Rolon Colon (Illustrator)
(Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780440417682, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 11, 2005

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Description
Dona Flor, una senora gigante, vive en un pueblo pequenito. Los vecinos
la adoran y ella adora a sus vecinos. Deja que los ninos utilicen las flores de su jardin como trompetas y las tortillas como balsas. A Dona Flor le encanta leer y con frecuencia puedes verla rodeada de ninos que escuchan atentos las historias de sus libros.
Un dia un tremendo aullido de animal proveniente de las afueras del pueblo asusta a todos, incluida a Dona Flor. Quiere proteger a sus queridos vecinos y con ayuda de sus amigos los animales, se dirige hacia la meseta mas alta, en busca de la terrible fiera. Pero cual no sera su sorpresa cuando descubre que tras semejante estruendo se esconde una pequena criatura.
Pat Mora y Raul Colon colaboran nuevamente para traernos una tierna historia sobre una mujer gigante con un corazon muy grande.
El ultimo trabajo de Pat Mora y Raul Colon, Tomas y la senora de la biblioteca, fue galardonado con el premio Tomas Rivera.



About the Author
Pat Mora, a popular presenter across the country at conferences, campuses, libraries, and schools, speaks and offers workshops on literacy, creativity, leadership, the writing process, and serving diverse populations. Sharing Bookjoy: Creative Literacy Leaders and ZING! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students are among her more popular themes.

The author of award-winning books of nonfiction and poetry for adults and of many children s books, Pat received honorary doctorates in letters from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo and is an honorary member of the American Library Association. Among her other awards are the 2006 National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, a Visiting Carruthers Chair at the University of New Mexico, a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship.

A former teacher, university administrator, and consultant, Pat is the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros, Children s Day/Book Day (Dia), now housed at the American Library Association. The yearlong commitment to linking all children to books, languages, and cultures and of sharing what Pat calls bookjoy, culminates in national celebrations in April.

Pat was named one of the Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World by Poets & Writers magazine in February 2010.



Colon has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich's "Jose! Born to Dance", and Jill Biden's "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops"." "Mr. Colon lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.
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