Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

illustrated by Raul Colón, written by Pat Mora. (Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, 2005)



"Colón has created a new tall-tale heroine, Doña Flor, whose presence fills the pages of this book. She gazes above the mountains, her eye looks through a doorway, and she dwarfs the mighty puma. The spectacular illustrations perfectly match the story and accurately reflect the culture and landscape of the American Southwest," said Award Committee Chair Barbara Scotto.

Awards Won

Title Year
Belpré Medal image Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
2006 - Winner(s)