Title: Meet Josefina Series: American Girls: Josefina #1 Illustrator: Jean-Paul Tibbles & Susan McAliley
Author: Valerie Tripp
Josefina Montoya is growing up
on a rancho near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1824. Ever since Mama 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 young girl growing up on a ranch with her
father, and sisters. Her mother has been dead a year, and she and her family
are still trying to get used to it. But, it’s been difficult, however, she does
have her sisters to help her.
This one is mainly about how Josefina feels now without her
mother, and her grandfather coming to visit and bringing a surprise with him.
I liked this one, but it was not nearly as good as some of
the other books. I don’t think I will read any more about Josefina, but it was
an interesting story. And it was good to see her stand up to the goat at one
point and time.