American Girl Josefina #1: Meet Josefina, an American Girl

by American Girls Collection (Series)

Other authorsValerie Tripp (Author), Jean-Paul Tibbles (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1997



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Amer Girl Pub (1997), Edition: First Edition, 85 pages, $12.95


Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.


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85 p.; 6.5 inches

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LibraryThing member Marse
Josefina, 9 years old, is the youngest of 4 sisters living on a rancho in New Mexico in the 1820s. Their mother died a year before and so many of their traditions remind them of her. Their grandfather who drives a caravan from Mexico City to Santa Fe with items to trade arrives with a surprise, Tia
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Dolores, their mother's sister.
Josefina, who isn't very brave, finds that she can be brave when she needs to be.
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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Josefina is a girl trying to find bravery and deal with living without her mother. When her aunt comes to visit and the goat she most fears eats all her mother’s flowers, she finds the bravery first to put the goat in its pen and then ask Papa’ for her aunt to stay.
LibraryThing member Zoes_Human
I was really taken by surprise with the Josefina books. I have an aversion to American Girls, and I lean heavily towards own voice. These are excellent though. This is well-researched, enjoyable historical fiction.

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