When the Mission Padre Came to the Rancho: The Early California Adventures of Rosalinda and Simon Delgado

When the Mission Padre Came to the Rancho: The Early California Adventures of Rosalinda and Simon Delgado

by Gare Thompson
     
 
The year is 1834, and Padre Carlos Ramon has come from Mexico to visit the Delgado family in California. California is under Mexican control, but it was once the property of Spain. The Padre remembers those times and shares stories of early California mission life with the family's children. Rosalinda and Simon. The children's journal and diary entries ten of their

Overview

The year is 1834, and Padre Carlos Ramon has come from Mexico to visit the Delgado family in California. California is under Mexican control, but it was once the property of Spain. The Padre remembers those times and shares stories of early California mission life with the family's children. Rosalinda and Simon. The children's journal and diary entries ten of their fascination with this past world. From the Padre, they learn about the missions' interactions with the Indians and even hear stories of pirate invasions! Meanwhile, their present day is filled with rancho experiences such as harvest festivals and welcoming foreign visitors, along with the changes they face as California prepares to become part of the United States. Gare Thompson weaves rich factual details and an entertaining fictional story to create a vivid image of life on the missions and ranchos of early California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792269458
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
I Am American
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.07(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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