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Josefina's Surprise (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (American Girls Collection: Josefina 1824)

Press: Turtleback (December 1, 1997)
Publication Date:1997-11
Author Name:Tripp, Valerie; McAliley, Susan; Tibbles, Jean-Paul


The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mama alive.


Children's Books,Geography & Cultures,Multicultural Stories,Hispanic & Latino,Holidays & Celebrations,Christmas,Literature & Fiction,Historical Fiction,United States

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  •     Very impressed! It was in excellent condition.

  •     My mom's name was Josephina Montoya. This means so much to me!!

  •     I was disappointed as your picture shows Josefina sitting with a book in full color with a redtitle and the book I received was the boring white one I already have 3 of, so...

  •     I like that the American Girl company has gone to the effort to make the doll, costumes, pets and scenery seem authentic.

  •     We have read all of the American Girls and purchased the new series as they come out. For me, as a parent, Josefina is one of the better series as she is portrayed as learning from her mistakes and is respectful to her elders.

  •     Excellent item, highly satisfied, prompt delivery

  •     This is a gift for my granddaughter for Christmas

  •     Great book

  •     Great introductory story of the American Girl named Josefina.

  •     Josefina is one of my daughter's favorite American girls and we recently taught a class on this particular girl. The themes of grieving a family member and learning bravery, as well as family loyalty are less than simple but well-told in these novels. Although not particularly literary, American Girl books are great at building interest, the plotlines are fairly tight, and they provide a great springboard for history lessons for homeschoolers or just for fun.

  •     Perfect book for my daughter

  •     My granddaughter loves this book that goes with her doll.

  •     Our little girl inherited Josefina from one of her aunts, and she loves her! I wanted her to learn more about Josefina's story, so we ordered this book. She has really loved hearing about Josefina and her sisters! Since my daughter is pretty young, I have to paraphrase the story. As we read, it's more of a conversation rather than a true read aloud. However, I bet if you have older kiddos, they'd love reading the book on their own. It integrates a bit of Spanish and has a few lovely illustrations to expand the story. It's a great peek into life in New Mexico in the late 1800s for a Mexican American family.

  •     American girl books promote strength of character, humility, hard work and perseverance. They also show historical settings as well as dress and the culture of the time. I recommend any American Girl historical book to any elementary age child as a way to introduce early american life as well as just a good read.

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