...And Now Miguel

by Joseph Krumgold

HarperCollins | April 4, 1984 | Trade Paperback

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He wanted to be treated like a man, not a child.

Every summer the men of the Chavez family go on a long and difficult sheep drive to the mountains. All the men, that is, except for Miguel. All year long, twelve-year-old Miguel tries to prove that he, too, is up to the challenge'that he, too, is up to the challenge'that he, too is ready to take the sheep into his beloved Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

When his deeds go unnoticed, he prays to San Ysidro, the saint for farmers everywhere. And his prayer is answered . . . but with devastating consequences.

When you act like and adult but get treated like a child, what else can you do but keep your wishes secret and pray that they'll come true.

This is the story of a twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez, who yearns in his heart to go with the men of his family on a long and hard sheep drive to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains--until his prayer is finally answered, with a disturbing and dangerous exchange.

  • Cover illustration by Chris Miles
  • Interior illustrations by Jean Charlot

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 in

Published: April 4, 1984

Publisher: HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006440143X

ISBN - 13: 9780064401432

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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...And Now Miguel

...And Now Miguel

by Joseph Krumgold

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 in

Published: April 4, 1984

Publisher: HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006440143X

ISBN - 13: 9780064401432

From the Publisher

He wanted to be treated like a man, not a child.

Every summer the men of the Chavez family go on a long and difficult sheep drive to the mountains. All the men, that is, except for Miguel. All year long, twelve-year-old Miguel tries to prove that he, too, is up to the challenge'that he, too, is up to the challenge'that he, too is ready to take the sheep into his beloved Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

When his deeds go unnoticed, he prays to San Ysidro, the saint for farmers everywhere. And his prayer is answered . . . but with devastating consequences.

When you act like and adult but get treated like a child, what else can you do but keep your wishes secret and pray that they'll come true.

This is the story of a twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez, who yearns in his heart to go with the men of his family on a long and hard sheep drive to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains--until his prayer is finally answered, with a disturbing and dangerous exchange.

  • Cover illustration by Chris Miles
  • Interior illustrations by Jean Charlot

About the Author


Joseph Krumgold received the Newbery Medal for ...And Now Miguel. One of the few people to receive the medal twice, he was subsequently awarded it for his novel Onion John,also available in a Harper Trophy edition.

From Our Editors

"A memorable and deeply moving story of a family of New Mexican sheepherders, in which Miguel, neither child nor man, tells of his great longing to accompany men and sheep to summer pasture, and expresses his need to be recognized as a maturing individual".--Booklist. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Book.

Editorial Reviews

"A memorable and deeply moving story of a family of New Mexican sheepherders, in which Miguel, neither child nor man, tells of his great longing to accompany men and sheep to summer pasture, and expresses his need to be recognized as a maturing individual." (BL.)

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17