Josefina Learns a Lesson

by Valerie Tripp

American Girl Publishing Inc | September 1, 1997 | Trade Paperback

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Josefina is delighted when Tía Dolores returns to the Montoyas rancho. But soon after she arrives, a flash flood kills hundreds of the family''s sheep. Tía Dolores suggests that the Montoyas could recover from this terrible loss by starting a weaving business - something Mamá never would have done. But Papá likes the idea. Then Tía Dolores decides to teach the girls how to read. Mamá didn''t read, but Josefina is excited to learn. Then she begins to worry. Will all these changes make the girls forget Mamá?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 70 pages, 8.46 × 6.26 × 0.24 in

Published: September 1, 1997

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1562475177

ISBN - 13: 9781562475178

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Josefina Learns a Lesson

by Valerie Tripp

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 70 pages, 8.46 × 6.26 × 0.24 in

Published: September 1, 1997

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1562475177

ISBN - 13: 9781562475178

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Josefina is delighted when Tía Dolores returns to the Montoyas rancho. But soon after she arrives, a flash flood kills hundreds of the family''s sheep. Tía Dolores suggests that the Montoyas could recover from this terrible loss by starting a weaving business - something Mamá never would have done. But Papá likes the idea. Then Tía Dolores decides to teach the girls how to read. Mamá didn''t read, but Josefina is excited to learn. Then she begins to worry. Will all these changes make the girls forget Mamá?

About the Author

Valerie Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973. While an undergraduate, she helped found Calvin Hill Day Care Center. She worked there and wrote her senior thesis about the stories the three-, four-, and five-year old children told about themselves. Tripp received a Masters of Education from Harvard University in 1981. From 1974 to 1980, Tripp was a writer for the Addison-Wesley Reading Program, where she wrote songs, stories, games, poems, plays, and skills exercises for children in grades Pre-K to 6. Her boss was a woman named Pleasant Rowland and, from the beginning, the two of them just clicked. Rowland and Tripp eventually went their separate ways in the world, but remained close friends. Tripp became a freelance writer for The Hampton-Brown Company and ELHI Publishers Services creating educational materials for major publishers, including six Just One More poems for beginning readers. Then, in 1983, Rowland telephoned Tripp and together they decided to write a series of books about girls growing up all over the country during some of the most historical events of the past. Rowland envisioned the books as one of the cornerstones of a new company she had just founded in Middleton, Wisconsin called the Pleasant Co. Tripp's first assignment for Pleasant Co. was writing four of the six books about Samantha, a girl in turn-of-the-century America. Tripp then wrote about Felicity, who lived at the time of the American Revolutio
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Josefina's aunt, Tia Dolores, brings exciting changes to the Montoyas' "rancho"--including reading lessons for Josefina and her sisters and the start of the family weaving business. Full color

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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