The Secret of the Tarascan Ruins

by B. Palma



Book Details

Language : Spanish
Publication Date : 12/7/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425975661
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467801324

About the Book

In this third book in the Palo Alto Adventure series, Carlos discovers the secret of the underground river with a dangerous trip inside the waterfall tunnel. 
Elena and Rafael's Great-aunt Elena tells them about a family secret that has been hidden for over 60 years and that would have further united Juanita's family with the Palmas, owners of the historical Hacienda Palo Alto.
Gertrudes, the old family cook, tells them of her adventures during the Mexican Revolution, including facing a firing squad!
While the TV Company is filming them again "discovering" the treasure cavern, Leora, Juanita, Luisito, Pedro and Rafael make another discovery that shakes the archeological world.
Juanita watches her cousin Manuel riding Lucifer and winning a berth on the Mexican Olympic show jumping team where his brother Rogelio and Azar already had a secure place. She and her cousins enjoy a grand ball at the Jockey Club and the next day disaster strikes. 
A renowned archeologist arrives from the El Paso/Ciudad Juárez border to supervise their find and his children; Nicolas and Mariana, join the Palo Alto group.  A second disaster strikes and a very surprising turn of events uncovers the ancient mystery between the two families.

En éste tercer libro de la serie de Aventuras Palo Alto, Carlos descubre el secreto del río subterráneo en un viaje peligroso dentro del túnel de la cascada. 
La tía abuela de Rafael y Elena les cuenta un secreto familiar que ha sido guardado durante más de 60 años y hubiera unido más a la familia de Juanita con los Palma, dueños de la histórica Hacienda Palo Alto.

Gertrudis, la vieja cocinera de la familia, les cuenta de sus aventuras durante la Revolución, ¡incluyendo cuando se enfrentó a un pelotón de fusilamiento!

Mientras que la compañía de televisión está filmándolos otra vez "descubriendo" la caverna del tesoro, Leora, Juanita, Luisito, Pedro y Rafael hacen otro descubrimiento que sacude al mundo arqueológico.
Juanita observa a su primo Manuel, montando a Lucifer, colocarse en el equipo Olímpico Mexicano donde su hermano Rogelio con Azar estaba en 1er lugar. Juanita y sus primos se divierten en el gran baile del Jockey Club y al siguiente sucede una tragedia.
Un arqueólogo famoso llega de la frontera Ciudad Juárez/El Paso para supervisar el descubrimiento y sus hijos, Nicolás y Mariana, se juntan con los amigos de Palo Alto.  Un segundo desastre les cae y una serie de eventos sorpresivos descubre el antiguo misterio entre las dos familias.


About the Author

 About the author:

B. Palma lives in Mexico City where she is Head of two Montessori schools.

Her husband’s tales of growing up on his family’s haciendas and 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.

She recently had an article published in the 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 acknowledged as a model school for the State of Mexico

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