Synopses & Reviews
Josefina Montoya is growing up on a rancho near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1824. Ever since Mam died a year before, Josefina and her three sisters have been struggling to carry on without her. One bright fall day, happy news arrives--their beloved grandfather is returning home after a long trading trip. Josefina knows that he will bring exciting stories and wonderful treasures from his journey. But this time he brings something more--a great surprise that Josefina and her sisters never even dreamed of
Josefina is a girl of heart and hope growing up in New Mexico in 1824--a place of big skies and hard work, danger and dreams. Josefina and her sisters are struggling after mama's death. But a surprise from Mexico lightens their hearts and brightens their future. Part of the "American Girls" series.
Maria Josefina Montoya, the newest American Girl, a Hispanic girl with heart and hopes as big as the New Mexico sky, is growing up in 1824 as the Santa Fe Trail pushes America West. In her stories, Josefina and her family keep faith with the traditions practiced for centuries in their tiny village as they face the challenge of change. Full color.