Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

by Kathleen Ernst

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609589097
Publisher: American Girl Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Series: American Girl Mysteries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 203
Sales rank: 315,302
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Ernst is an award-winning author, educator and social historian. She has published fifteen novels and one nonfiction book, including her bestselling American Girl mystery, Danger at the Zoo, which was an Agatha Award finalist in the category of best children’s/young adult mystery. She took an interpreter job at Old World Wisconsin and later worked as a Curator of Interpretation and Collections at the historical site.

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Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
CheesyPrincess More than 1 year ago
Secrets in the Hills written by Kathleen Ernst is an American Girl mystery about a young girl growing up in New Mexico during the early 1800's named Josefina Montoya. Growing up in the midst of New Mexican traditions, legends, folktales, and more, Josefina has heard many tales in her life. She's heard stories of buried treasure in the hills, and stories of a woman's ghost who cries and mourns in the night, for the loss she's had during her lifetime, before she became a ghost. On top of all that, a hurt stranger comes to stay at the Montoya ranch. After the stranger's arrival, however, many strange things start to happen. Josefina finds evidence there really might be some buried gold or silver treasure on the land and hills that surrounds her, and Josefina even begins to hear some ghostly crying that sounds like a woman. Josefina had heard such stories of these happenings all her life , told by the people around her, but she had never really expected any of them to be true. At the same time, Josefina is learning some new skills on things like medicine from a mentor. But Josefina, is determined to figure out what is really going on behind the stories of buried treasure and the ghostly sobbing. This mystery book is every bit as exciting and mysterious as the other books in the series, maybe even more. What makes this book even more mysterious is how it beautifully involves tradition, culture, legends, and the importance of family and friends into the mystery and much, much more. Thus book is promising for any girl who adores mystery, culture, legends, and spooky stories. This book definiteley deserves five stars from anyone who reads it! This mystery also applies a sense of growing up and dealing with different situations. this is also for an girl who likes the American Girl or AG's Josefina Montoya character. I Hope you find this mystery just as enjoyable as I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
An Americano and a rastreador, seeking a chestnut mare, show up at the Montoya rancho requesting assistance. Josefina and her family wonder what brings the strangers to their rancho. As the tale unfolds young readers will be in for a delightful surprise. Plus Francisca has a special secret that will be discovered. Who will find out? And how? Many secrets are revealed and uncovered in this tale. Mystery and suspense will keep your mind engaged in this novel. And if you are intrigued by this tale, you are sure to find Josefina's American Girl series fascinating reading as well.
padame on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Josefina has heard tales and legends all her life: rumors of gold and silver buried in the hills, stories of a ghostly Weeping Woman who haunts the countryside. But she never imagined theses tales might be true¿ until the day a mysterious stranger arrives at her rancho.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Josefina's trying hard to become a curandera, but she's worried that she can not help her sister, an old woman, or the mysterious man who appears. Josefina pieces together parts of a mystery, helps all three, and even helps a friend's cousin, who had been taken by the Navajo for several years to find peace with Teresita, her own servant. She discovers that knowing remedies isn't enough- she must use her heart to figure out how to help people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book . It was the kind I liked, mysterious and adventurous. But I did Not like the part of the ghostly weeping women, that was the scary part.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this booki read it at school, it rocks and it is an awesomeness and jampacked with adventure.
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