... and Now Miguel
... and Now Miguel

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Annotation: The secret wish of Miguel Chavez to go to the mountains with the men in his family comes true.
Catalog Number: #13601
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1953
Edition Date: 1984
Illustrator: Charlot, Jean,
Pages: 245 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-440143-X Perma-Bound: 0-8479-5940-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-440143-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8479-5940-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 53008415
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Word Count: 56,043
Reading Level: 4.8
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.8 / points: 8.0 / quiz: 4 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.6 / points:14.0 / quiz:Q00424
Lexile: 780L
Guided Reading Level: Z
Fountas & Pinnell: Z

He wanted to be treated like a man, not a child.

Every summer the men of the Chavez family go on a long and difficult sheep drive to the mountains. All the men, that is, except for Miguel. All year long, twelve-year-old Miguel tries to prove that he, too, is up to the challenge'that he, too, is up to the challenge'that he, too is ready to take the sheep into his beloved Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

When his deeds go unnoticed, he prays to San Ysidro, the saint for farmers everywhere. And his prayer is answered . . . but with devastating consequences.

When you act like and adult but get treated like a child, what else can you do but keep your wishes secret and pray that they'll come true.

This is the story of a twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez, who yearns in his heart to go with the men of his family on a long and hard sheep drive to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains--until his prayer is finally answered, with a disturbing and dangerous exchange.

  • Cover illustration by Chris Miles
  • Interior illustrations by Jean Charlot


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