Treasure of the Haunted Hacienda

El Tesoro de la Hacienda Embrujada

by B. Palma


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Book Details

Language : Spanish
Publication Date : 12/13/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781418442415
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781418442422

About the Book

THE TREASURE OF THE HAUNTED HACIENDA, THE FIRST PALO ALTO ADVENTURE

The books in the Palo Alto adventure series are written in two languages, (not translated but written by the author, B. Palma in both languages) to help the children of two adjacent cultures understand their differences and so that students can read them in the desired language. On the odd pages the story is written in Spanish and on the even ones in English.

Haunted Hacienda is a mystery with historic basis in fact and describes children whose families lived tragic periods of upheaval and revolution. Children whose bravery, curiosity and imagination led them to stumble upon the secret of the ancient tragedy that changed their families'' futures and placed both families in their current financial difficulties.

Eleven-year-old Juanita Reyes returns to the Mexican countryside to help her sick grandmother and is reunited with Pedro, her cousin''s stepson. They are joined by the son of the nearby hacienda''s owner who dreams of the past generations of his family and the former grandeur of Hacienda Palo Alto. A beautiful Spanish stallion and a tiny colt also figure in the mystery.

The massive ruins of the great hacienda overshadow the outbuildings that have been her family''s home for centuries. The lives of the two families had intertwined during generations and the destruction of the hacienda struck both families with equal pain and disaster. The mystery and tragedy of the ancient hacienda attracts the children and leads them to discovering the secret the old walls had held for almost a century.

EL TESORO DE LA HACIENDA EMBRUJADA LA PRIMERA AVENTURA DE LA PANDILLA PALO ALTO

Los libros de la serie Palo Alto están escritos en dos idiomas (no traducidos pero escritos por la autora, B. Palma en los dos idiomas) para ayudar a los niños de dos culturas de entender sus diferencias y para que los estudiantes puedan leerlo en el idioma deseado. En todas las páginas nones el cuento está escrito en Español y en las páginas pares están escrito en Inglés.

La Hacienda Embrujada es un misterio con base en hechos históricos y los protagonistas son niños cuyas familias vivieron períodos de disturbios y revolución. Niños cuyo valor, curiosidad e imaginación los llevó a encontrar el antiguo secreto que cambió las vidas de sus familias y las pusieron en las dificultades financieros en las que actualmente se encuentran.

Juanita Reyes de once años se regresa al campo Michoacano para ayudar a su abuela enferma y se encuentra con su amigo Pedro, hijastro de su primo. Se unen con el hijo del dueño del casco quién sueña con las generaciones pasadas de su familia Palma y la grandeza anterior de la Hacienda Palo Alto. Un hermoso garañón Española y un pequeño potro también entran en el misterio.

Las enormes ruinas de la gran hacienda echan sombra sobre la ranchería donde la familia Reyes han vivido desde siglos. Las vidas de las dos familias se habían entrelazado durante generaciones y la destrucción de la hacienda había golpeado a las dos familias con igual dolor y desastre. El misterio y la tragedia de la antigua hacienda atraen a los niños y los llevan a descubrir el secreto que los antiguos muros habían escondido por casi un siglo.


About the Author

B. Palma has enjoyed horseback riding all her life, especially in her youth in the State of Michoacan, Mexico, and show jumping in Mexico City with her husband. His true tales of growing up on his family’s sixteen haciendas and those of her adventurous youth in the Mexican countryside are woven into all of the Palo Alto adventures. Their lifetime love of horses is reflected by their years of equestrian show jumping. They now live in Mexico City and still ride every day.

 

Ms. Palma is the owner/director of two Montessori schools in Mexico City. She has a degree in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, and a Masters in Education, specializing in Montessori Integrated Education.

 

She recently had an eight-page article published in the March centennial issue of the Montessori Life magazine.

A similar article will be published in the Alpha Delta Kappa International Teacher's Sorority's biannual journal; The Kappan

 

Recently she was awarded the Mexican National Press Circle's Special Award for Educational Merit, 2008

Her Elementary School has been officially acknowledged as a model school for the State of Mexico

Her next book, And Then, takes the young adventurers of her books forward ten years where their childhood friendships grow into the beginnings of lifetime relationships.

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