Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot

Written by Emerita Romero-Anderson, Randall Pijoan

Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot Synopsis

In the 1790s, in a tiny Spanish Colonial village in the Kingdom of New Mexico, pottery is as crucial to starving villagers as the rains that might save their scorched bean fields. But Native potters are sending their wares south to markets in Chihuahua. When his widowed mother's only bean pot cracks, eleven-year-old Raymundo knows his family's last hope lies with Clay Woman, a Genizaro outcast and quite possibly a powerful witch. In addition to drought and famine, Raymundo faces the return of Comanche raiders and his mother's failing health as he risks all to learn Clay Woman's secrets. Even as he prays for a miracle, he knows he must summon the wherewithal to save his family-and his people.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780896726819
Publication date: 15th April 2011
Author: Emerita Romero-Anderson, Randall Pijoan
Publisher: Texas Tech Press,U.S.
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Emerita Romero-Anderson, Randall Pijoan

Emerita Romero-Anderson is a sixth-generation Hispana born and raised in San Luis, Colorado, and is a descendant of the town's earliest settlers in 1851. Retired from teaching, she is the author of two previous books for children, Grandpa s Tarima and Jose Dario Gallegos: Merchant of the Santa Fe Trail. She lives in San Luis, where she writes and is active in community and civic work.www.emeritaromeroanderson.comArtist and illustrator Randall Pijoan is a resident of Amalia in northern New Mexico.www.randypijoan.com

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