Meet Josefina - Book 1

Paperback | September 1, 1997

byValerie TrippIllustratorSusan Mcaliley

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Josefina Montoya is growing up on a rancho near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1824. Ever since Mamá died a year before, Josefina and her three sisters have been struggling to carry on without her. One bright fall day, happy news arrives - their beloved grandfather is returning home after a long trading trip. Josefina knows that he will bring exciting stories and wonderful treasures from his journey. But this time he brings something more - a great surprise that Josefina and her sisters never even dreamed of!

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Maria Josefina Montoya, the newest American Girl, a Hispanic girl with heart and hopes as big as the New Mexico sky, is growing up in 1824 as the Santa Fe Trail pushes America West. In her stories, Josefina and her family keep faith with the traditions practiced for centuries in their tiny village as they face the challenge of change. ...

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Josefina Montoya is growing up on a rancho near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1824. Ever since Mamá died a year before, Josefina and her three sisters have been struggling to carry on without her. One bright fall day, happy news arrives - their beloved grandfather is returning home after a long trading trip. Josefina knows that he will brin...

Valerie Tripp received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and has a Master's of Education degree from Harvard University. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:85 pages, 8.54 × 6.22 × 0.28 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1562475150

ISBN - 13:9781562475154

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Maria Josefina Montoya, the newest American Girl, a Hispanic girl with heart and hopes as big as the New Mexico sky, is growing up in 1824 as the Santa Fe Trail pushes America West. In her stories, Josefina and her family keep faith with the traditions practiced for centuries in their tiny village as they face the challenge of change. Full color