Series information, Notes and ISBN
Tripp Happy birthday, Josefina! [sound recording] : a springtime story /
Valerie Tripp. – Winter Garden, Fla. : Magnetix Corp., c1999.
1 sound cassette : mono. ; 1 ¾ ips. – (American girls collection)
Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like T`ia Magdalena,
and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a
potentially fatal snakebite.
1. Healers—Fiction. 2. Ranch life—New Mexico—Fiction. 3. Mexican
Americans—Fiction. 4. Aunts—Fiction. 5. New Mexico—History—Fiction.
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