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Bluebonnets: The Wildflower of Texas

NAME OF THE STORYTELLER:

Jaime Eastman


TITLE OF THE STORY:

Bluebonnets: The Wildflower of Texas


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL:

Story adaptation of "The Legend of the Bluebonnet" from various sources, including Tomie dePaola's Legend of the Bluebonnet .


TALETYPE:

Legend


STORY RATING:

General Audience


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY OF THE STORY:

One summer, the land of the Comanche faces great drought and famine, killing many of the tribe. One little girl lives alone with her doll, the sole survivor of her family. The doll loves the little girl, and wishes only to take care of her, but she cannot. When the leaders tell the People that the Great Spirits command the sacrifice of their most prized possessions to bring the rains back to the land, each member of the tribe contemplates this decree. Ultimately, they make selfish decisions to save their own treasures. The doll knows that she must do something to save the little girl, but she is afraid of the necessary actions. In the midst of the suffering, the little girl and the doll search for a way to save the people, reaching deep into their hearts for the ultimate sacrifice. In the end, their selflessness saves the people and brings them both the healing rains and a lasting testament to love and sacrifice.


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