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Changes for Josefina: A Winter Story (The American Girls Collection, Book Six) [Paperback]

By Valerie Tripp (Author) & Jean-Paul Tibbles (Illustrator)
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Item description for Changes for Josefina: A Winter Story (The American Girls Collection, Book Six) by Valerie Tripp & Jean-Paul Tibbles...

When Tia Dolores, the beloved aunt who has cared for the Montoya family since the death of their mother, announces that she is planning to leave, Josefina and her sisters try to find a way to change her mind.

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Josefina's family holds a party to celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Josefina and her sisters handle all the preparations, and the party is a great success. But the girls' pleasure turns to shock the next morning when T'a Dolores announces she's leaving the rancho. Josefina and her sisters are sure T'a Dolores belongs with them and Pap, but their efforts to convince her only make matters worse. There's one person who could persuade T'a Dolores to stay--but how can Josefina get him to help?

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Changes for Josefina: A Winter Story (The American Girls Collection, Book Six) by Valerie Tripp & Jean-Paul Tibbles has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 75

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Item Specifications...

Studio: American Girl Publishing Inc
Pages   70
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   American Girl
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  7-12
Series  American Girl Josefina  
Series Number  6  
ISBN  1562475916  
ISBN13  9781562475918  

Availability  0 units.

More About Valerie Tripp & Jean-Paul Tibbles

Valerie Tripp Valerie Tripp is an American author best known for her beloved American Girl historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily, and Molly. Ms. Tripp also writes poems, songs, stories, skills book pages, and nonfiction essays for educational publishers. She is the author of dozens of phonetically controlled stories at the pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade levels of The Superkids Reading Program and all of the stories in the second grade readers, "The Superkids Hit Second Grade" and "The Superkids Take Off." In addition, she is a founder and the Editorial Director of Boys Camp a series of realistic fiction books for readers aged 7 to 12, and also the author of the books in the Hopscotch Hill School series, and the Just One More series, published by Childrens Press.

Tripp became a writer because of the kind of person she is. She's curious, and writing requires you to be interested in everything. She loves to talk and writing is a way of talking on paper.

Valerie Tripp currently resides in the state of Maryland. Valerie Tripp was born in 1951.

Valerie Tripp has published or released items in the following series...
  1. American Girl: Beforever

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Historical > American Girl > Josefina

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Entertaining Finale to an Excellent Series  Mar 20, 2008
This book, though not my favorite of the series, is a good conclusion to Josefina's and her family's story. The six books in this series deal (among other topics) with the family's grief after the death of their mother. In this book, the family has 'closure.' While they still miss and love their mother, they are all ready to move on to happier times. This book will be best understood if some or all of the books in the series are read first.
Winter  Jul 6, 2006
The books are organized into life phases and seasons, and this book is a good read about a girl growing up in the southwest.
Exciting and entertaining  Oct 21, 2002
This is another one in the American Girls series about Josefina Montoya, a ten-year-old girl living in the New Mexico of 1824 (actually January of 1825). In this book, the Christmas season ends with a successful party. However, just as the new year begins with a high note, Josefina feels the world pulled out from under her when her aunt Dolores announces that she is leaving the rancho and returning to Santa Fe. They are happier with Tia Dolores living with them, and they know that their father is. And so, the sisters begin their scheming...

The final chapter of this wonderful book is a highly informative look at the changes New Mexico experienced as it changed over the years. I must also mention that Jean-Paul Tibbles' lovely illustrations are an excellent addition to the story.

This final book in the Josefina story is every bit as wonderful as the first one, and definitely maintains the American Girls' tradition of excellence. The story is exciting and entertaining, and I especially liked how the author wove Josefina's faith into it, making it appear the natural part of her life that it would have been. My daughter and I loved this book, and we both recommend it to you and your daughter.

"Good Book *****************"  Oct 20, 1998
About a girl named Josefina who lives in 1824. She is Mexican and lives on a ranch with her dad and sisters and aunt. Her mom died two years ago. Her aunt who she calls Tia Dolores is going to leave and Josefina wants her to stay. Will her daring plan work?
A good book about Josefina.  Sep 26, 1998
Josefina Montoya and her three older sisters are shocked when Tia Dolores, their aunt who came to help out the family after their mother died, is leaving the Montoya rancho to go live with her parents in Santa Fe. Josefina and her sisters know Tia Dolores belongs with them - but all their plans seem to make things worse, until Josefina finds the courage to speak up to her father, bringing changes for the whole family.

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