Josefina's Surprise

Paperback | November 1, 1997

byValerie TrippIllustratorJean-paul Tibbles, Susan Mcaliley

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Josefina hopes her family will have a happy Christmas, although she knows they will miss Mamá. When she and her sisters discover that the Christmas altar cloth Mamá embroidered has been damaged, they are heartbroken. But Tía Dolores finds a way to help the sisters? hearts begin to mend. As the villagers gather to celebrate the Christmas tradition called Las Posadas, Josefina finds that memories can bring comfort and courage. Christmas Eve is filled with surprises that make Josefina?s heart sing.

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Josefina Montoya and her family are busily preparing to celebrate their first Christmas on the Santa Fe Trail. It is also their first Christmas without Mama and they want to keep her memory alive. In Josefina’s Surprise, the young heroine is scared that one Christmas tradition will be forgotten. What can Josefina do to keep Mama’s memo...

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Josefina hopes her family will have a happy Christmas, although she knows they will miss Mamá. When she and her sisters discover that the Christmas altar cloth Mamá embroidered has been damaged, they are heartbroken. But Tía Dolores finds a way to help the sisters? hearts begin to mend. As the villagers gather to celebrate the Christma...

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 Educatio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:69 pages, 8.54 × 6.22 × 0.24 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1562475193

ISBN - 13:9781562475192

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Josefina Montoya and her family are busily preparing to celebrate their first Christmas on the Santa Fe Trail. It is also their first Christmas without Mama and they want to keep her memory alive. In Josefina’s Surprise, the young heroine is scared that one Christmas tradition will be forgotten. What can Josefina do to keep Mama’s memory a part of their Christmas celebrations?