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Raised to take the place of her dead brother,  Carlota de Zubaran can do anything that Carlos could  have done. She races her stallion through the  California lowlands, dives into shark-infested waters  searching for gold, and fights in the battles that  rage between the Mexicans and the Americans. At  sixteen, she ...
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Carlota

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Overview

Raised to take the place of her dead brother,  Carlota de Zubaran can do anything that Carlos could  have done. She races her stallion through the  California lowlands, dives into shark-infested waters  searching for gold, and fights in the battles that  rage between the Mexicans and the Americans. At  sixteen, she is fearless--and that pleases her  father very much.



Yet while Carlota  throughly enjoys her freedom, she wants to be more  than her father's "son." She wants to be  herself, brave and courageous but free to show  feelings of tenderness and compassion as well. Her  father thinks such feelings are shameful, so Carlota  must defy him. That will be the most difficult  battle of all.

A young girl relates her feelings and experiences as a participant in the battle of San Pasqual during the last days of the war between the Californians and Americans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547348230
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/14/1977
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 552,134
  • File size: 89 KB

Meet the Author

Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 1898. He attended Occidental College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University, and University of Rome. He worked as a technical director for Paramount, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a book editor of a Los Angeles newspaper before serving in the United States Air Force during World War II. The recipient of numerous book awards, he established the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction in 1981. He died on October 15, 1989.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2001

    Loved it!

    I haven't read any other of O'Dell's books, but i am sure i will love them after this!!! I couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2000

    Worthwhile, but Island of the Blue Dolphins is better

    Carlota is the story of a bold and courageous teen who must learn to accept herself for who she is. And, who she is does not please her outspoken and ever-present grandmother. Carlota is not the soft-spoken, ribbons-and-lace girl many expect her to be. She rides her stallion like the wind, races with the men, and dives for gold in the sea. Historically realistic and full of action, Carlota is a fun, quick read.

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