When the Mission Padre Came to the Rancho

The Early California Adventures of Rosalinda and Simon Delgado

By Gare Thompson
(National Geographic Children's Books, Paperback, 9780792269458, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 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.
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