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  1. says:

    I loved reading American Girls books when I was a kid I picked this one up yesterday, since it fulfills the category a book that takes place in the state you live, and I wasn t disappointed I was a little apprehensive that the American Girls franchise books wouldn t hold up to the test of time and adulthood, but this was good I enjoy how the American Girls books are well written and educational, but appropriate and appealing to juvenile readers They re optimistic, but they don t seem overly sanitized, or too much like white washed social studies chapters I m impressed by how the American Girls books deal with serious themes a parent s loss in this volume gracefully.I enjoyed that Josephina is one of several sisters, and that her story is family driven The author manages to make the story feel genuine, even if the length and target age group probably make this difficult.


  2. says:

    I miss when American Girl was just as much about the books and the girls in them as it was about the dolls and the toys that go with them Josefina is unique among the girls I read about when I was younger in that A she has multiple siblings, B She has one parent and C she is not of European heritage As my history lessons were very European centric, it would have been good to have viewpoints.Between learning how to deal with her mother s death, and finding her own courage, Josefina has a wonderful character arc in the first book in her series I loved this book as much as I loved the series when I was a child, and I can only hope that American Girl can get back to their roots one day.


  3. says:

    sorry, y all i think the josefina books are kind of boring i think she s a really pretty doll with a really cute collection but her stories are set in 1824 she is a nine year old girl growing up on her father s rancho in new mexico with her three older sisters they don t really have a lot of interaction with the outside world joesfina doesn t know how to read or write most of her time is taken up by tasks chores on the rancho it doesn t make for the most exciting reading.i also feel weird about josefina being part of the historical american doll line, considering that the area where she lived was colonized by the united states in a war, then barred from statehood for another hundred years because of racism it s not a pretty story although it is touched on in the looking back section in the back of the book also not addressed is the fact that josefina s family is descended from spanish settlers read colonists who stole the land away from the indigenous people already living on it the fact that josefina has an indian friend that she saves from a rattlesnake doesn t really change that, it s not addressed in any of her books.plotline josefina s mother died a year ago everyone is still bumming hard josefina s grandfather takes an annual trade trip down the camina real to mexico city every year brings back all kinds of fancy useful stuff that people in new mexico need josefina s sisters are feverishly awaiting his arrival so they can see what he s brought back for them this time.turns out he brought back their aunt dolores, josefina s mother s younger sister josefina has never met her before because she moved to mexico city to care for a sick relative before josefina was born but all the sisters love having dolores around she helps them find smarter ways to do their chores, she plays her piano for them even though it fell into a ravine on the trip up from mexico city how did it not get smashed eventually josefina hatches a plan to get dolores to stay on the rancho with them she accepts there s not really much to the book there s a bit about how the randho has a goat that josefina is scared of, the goat eats the special bouquet josefina has picked for dolores it makes josefina so angry that she confronts the goat single handedly drags it back to its pen but mostlykind of a snore.


  4. says:

    Wonderful reread I still adore these books, they are so charming.


  5. says:

    Outstanding I loved this first book about Josefina and her family in New Mexico which at the time was still part of Mexico, so not new at all.Josefina is the youngest of four girls She loves her sisters, but not how they fight sometimes We learn about her family, trade caravans, rancho life, fandango celebrations, Pueblo neighbors, tricky goats, and dealing with grief The illustrations helped me envision important parts of Josefina s life I loved that the story included mention of religion Also loved the history and geography section after the story It s interesting I felt a connection to this character and the setting I m looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Josefina series.


  6. says:

    This is one of the American Gi4ls that was added when I was a bit older, so I had never really read it I picked it up as a multicultural book love it This takes place in New Mexico in 1824 Josefina her sisters are taking care of the ranch while their Grandfather is away on a long trading trip When he returns, the girls get a great surprise they hadn t dreamed of It is a cute story that stays true to the typical American Girl culture style of writing The end of the book gives a good historical view of what life was like at the time for a real family of Josefina s decent.


  7. says:

    Meet Josefina Montoya, a shy 9 year old who lives in New Mexico on a ranch She lives with her Papa and 3 older sisters Josefina misses her mother and how she always was there for her when she was afraid Especially when it comes to an unruly goat She planted flowers that Josefina tends in her memory Josefina s Grandfather is a trader who travels from Santa Fe to Mexico City This time he brings back a suprise I liked this book It is a nice story I also like there are pages that help you understand of the historical times Josefina lives during.


  8. says:

    The first book in the Josefina, American Girls Collection Set in New Mexico it tells the story of Josefina and her three sisters and their lives on their rancho with their papa They have memories of their mama who died years ago.Nice illustrations and a historical section in the back of the book about life in New Mexico in 1824 There is also a Glossary of Spanish Words.I can see why little girls would be enthralled with these books as well as the dolls.


  9. says:

    Yes, I read this book because my daughters are huge American Girl fans and I m glad I did It is full of beautiful descriptions of New Mexico Having visited many times, I can confirm that they are authentic An aunt comes north from Mexico City to be with Josefina and her sisters after their mother dies.


  10. says:

    I read these thirteen years ago Josefina was easily a character that I related to as a Mexican American I am excited to re read the rest of the series, after finding them again These were helpful to me with my Spanish and learning new words to share with my mom She enjoyed hearing me talk about these books.


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  • Paperback
  • 85 pages
  • Meet Josefina (American Girls: Josefina, #1)
  • Valerie Tripp
  • English
  • 19 March 2018

About the Author: Valerie Tripp

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