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Bloomin' Tales: Legends of Seven Favorite Texas Wildflowers (Hardcover)

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By Cherie Colburn, Joy Hein (Illustrator)
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Texas is known for its beautiful wildflowers, and there's a story behind each pretty face. Now, two Texas master naturalists have teamed up to bring the legends to life. Cherie Foster Colburn (Heirloom Bulbs for Today and Our Shadow Garden) has collected the fascinating stories behind seven beloved flowers: Water Lily, Indian Blanket, Morning Glory, Foxglove, Prickly Pear, Goldenrod, and of course, Bluebonnet, and Joy Fisher Hein (Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers and David Crockett: Creating a Legend) brings them brilliantly to life in exquisitely detailed illustrations. The stories in this book hail from the various nationalities that settled Texas. Here are great folk legends including fairies and magic, talking animals, cultural traditions and garb, and all the truth that lies in great lore. As readers young and old learn more about the great plants of Texas, they will discover more about its great heritage as well.

About the Author

Cherie Foster Colburn is a professional landscape designer, contributor to numerous magazines, and author of Our Shadow Garden, illustrated by and benefitting the children of M. D. Anderson's Children's Art Project and Heirloom Bulbs of Today with Bulb Hunter Chris Wiesinger. Joy Fisher Hein is an artist, master naturalist, and illustrator of Kathi Appelt's award-winning Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers as well as Texas Heroes for Young Readers books David Crockett: Creating a Legend and Sam Houston: Standing Firm. She lives in the Texas Hill Country.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936474189
ISBN-10: 1936474182
Publisher: Bright Sky Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Pages: 63
Language: English