Secrets In The Hills: A Josefina Mystery

by Kathleen Ernst
Illustrator Jean Tibbles

American Girl Publishing Inc | February 21, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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Josefina has heard tales and legends all her life: rumors of gold and silver buried in the hills, and even tales of a ghostly Weeping Woman who haunts the countryside. But she never imagined that such stories might be true--until one day a mysterious stranger arrives at her rancho. This suspenseful tale is set in New Mexico in 1826, and includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay and a glossary of Spanish words used in the story.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: February 21, 2006

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593690975

ISBN - 13: 9781593690977

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Secrets In The Hills: A Josefina Mystery

Secrets In The Hills: A Josefina Mystery

by Kathleen Ernst
Illustrator Jean Tibbles

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: February 21, 2006

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593690975

ISBN - 13: 9781593690977

About the Book

All of her life, Josefina has heard the rumors about gold and silver buried in the hills, and tales of the ghostly Weeping Woman haunting the countryside. But she never imagines them to be true--until a mysterious stranger arrives at her ranchero. Full color.

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Josefina has heard tales and legends all her life: rumors of gold and silver buried in the hills, and even tales of a ghostly Weeping Woman who haunts the countryside. But she never imagined that such stories might be true--until one day a mysterious stranger arrives at her rancho. This suspenseful tale is set in New Mexico in 1826, and includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay and a glossary of Spanish words used in the story.

About the Author

Kathleen Ernst received a degree in forestry from West Virginia University. Before becoming a full time writer in 2004, she worked at an outdoor living history museum called Old World Wisconsin for 12 years and as a television writer. Her first published historical fiction novels were The Night Riders of Harpers Ferry and The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg. She has also written numerous American Girl novels including 6 books about Caroline Abbott published in 2012. Her other works include Hearts of Stone, the Chloe Ellefson Mystery series, and the nonfiction book Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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