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Josefina's Song (American Girls Short Stories #14)

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On a visit to the family's shepherd camp in the mountains, a sudden storm puts Papa in danger. Can Josefina get them both to safety?
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by American Girl
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Kristine Hansen
Jan 10, 2014 Kristine Hansen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, historical
I'm always impressed in this series by how much hard work the family does together just to get by - and how they still have fun in doing it, making up games and stories. And remembering that the things they do are for the good of the entire family. I really loved reading about Josefina and am sorry that this is the last story about her that I have to read. And now I want to try my hand at weaving the way they tell in the back of this book. An excellent series overall!
Jul 27, 2014 Miri rated it it was amazing
Josefina is heading into the mountains with her father to visit her friend Angelinto and his grandfather Santiago who care for the rancho's sheep, if she does well on the journey, her father may take her and her sisters along to see the wagon train in Sante Fe. When they arrive though, they are surprised to find Santiago has gone blind and papa believes he is now too old to care for the sheep anymore. When Josefina disagrees with her father she believes she has ruined her chances of going to ...more
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Oct 24, 2013 Hannah Guerra rated it liked it
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This historical fiction book is good for grades 2 and 3. It follows a young Mexican girl named Josefina as she goes on a trip up a mountain with her father. On the way down the mountain it storms and her father falls off of his horse and injures himself. His horse runs off and they are left standing in the pouring rain on the side of a mountain. Josefina helps him onto her horse and then leads them back up the mountain where they can get help. Once there, she stays by her father's side the whole ...more
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Valerie Tripp is a children's book author, best known for her work with the American Girl series.

She grew up in Mount Kisco, New York with three sisters. She is a reading expert with a Reading Master’s of Education degree from Harvard University. Since 1985 she has lived in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her husband teaches history at Montgomery College. She has been a writer for reading textbooks for t
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