When the Mission Padre Came to the Rancho

The Early California Adventures of Rosalinda and Simon Delgado

By Gare Thompson
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9780792269458, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 2004

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Vivid narrative, period illustrations, and diary entries of the children in this story give today's kids an exciting look at life in the missions and ranchos of early 1800s California.

About the Author
Gare Thompson has written numerous children's book. His specialty is historical fiction. He is also the author ebooks for Scholastic and biographies. A former educator, Gare has also written bestselling classroom programs. He lives in Massachusetts.
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