Nina Jaffe

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The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico

girl reaching for flower
Illustrated by: Enrique O. Sanchez
Age Level: 6-9

This Taino creation story describes how the island of Puerto Rico came into existence when the Earth was a desert without water. A young boy's adventures lead to the growth of a beautiful forest on top of a mounatain and then the introduction of the sea and its creatures around the base of the mountain, which becomes an island. The lovely, stylized illustrations are a perfect match for the traditional story.