Josefina is Delighted when Tia Dolores returns to the Montoyas' rancho. But soon after she arrives, a flash flood kills hundreds of the family's sheep. Tia Dolores suggests that the Montoyas could recover from this terrible loss by starting a weaving business -- something Mama never would have done. But Papa likes the idea. Then Tia Dolores decides to teach the girls how to read. Mama didn't read, but Josefina is excited to learn. Then she begins to worry. Will all these changes make the girls forget Mama? The answer to Josefina's question teaches her an important lesson about love.
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.41(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Art work in this book brilliantly captures the features of the novel's characters. This well developed storyline will fascinate young readers. Here's a question for you, "Which character says, 'The saints cry over lost time.'?" And on what occasion does the character say that? Josefina learns a new skill, what is that skill? Why did she learn that skill? What is Josefina asked to do in the chapter titled Rabbit Brush? Do you think she will agree to the request? This book holds so many wonderful surprises and new adventures for Josefina and her family. You will enjoy reading this book. Keeping the old while embracing the new is an important concept for each generation, and that concept is presented in Josefina's story. Knowing your past will allow you to build your present and your future.