The Golden Flower

The Golden Flower

A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico

By Nina Jaffe; Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator)

Arte Publico Press, Hardcover, 9781558854529, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2005

Long ago, the island of Puerto Rico was called Boriquen . . . . And so begins this myth from the Taino, one of the indigenous cultures of the West Indies. Exquisitely penned by a gifted storyteller, this unique tale tells how a golden flower brought water to the world. Full color. Baby/Preschool.

About the Author
Nina Jaffe is the author of "The Way Meat Loves Salt" and the biography of Harold Courlander, entitled "A Voice for the People,"
Steve Zeitlin is the director of City Lore in New York City. The two authors have also collaborated on a sequel to "While Standing on One Foot," called "The Cow of No Color,"
John Segal's illustrations have appeared in picture books and numerous magazines.