Father Junipero Serra and the American

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Father Junipero Serra journeyed thousands of miles across the sea, over high mountains, through hot deserts and frightening jungles—from Spain to Mexico to California. This dedicated and determined missionary was one of California's first settlers, and it was he who founded its first nine missions and devoted his life to working with the Indians.

Arriving in San Diego in 1769, Father Junipero overcame a lameness he had had since birth to become an indefatigable ...

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Overview

Father Junipero Serra journeyed thousands of miles across the sea, over high mountains, through hot deserts and frightening jungles—from Spain to Mexico to California. This dedicated and determined missionary was one of California's first settlers, and it was he who founded its first nine missions and devoted his life to working with the Indians.

Arriving in San Diego in 1769, Father Junipero overcame a lameness he had had since birth to become an indefatigable priest who established nine missions within 15 years along the West Coast from San Diego to San Francisco. His life serves as an outstanding example of great courage and dedication.

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Gr 3-6 White retells the adventures, hardships, and contributions of Father Junipero Serra. While there is nothing exciting about the format, illustrations, content, or style of this book, it would be useful as an introduction or supple ment to the study of Father Serra and the California missions. As a read- aloud, it would provide students with a colorful overview of Serra's life, al though one that is simplistic and unfail ingly positive. Rosie Peasley, Sylvan Union School District, Modesto, Calif.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780440424956
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/1987
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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