A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to... show more
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
Publish date: May 1st 2002
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
I wish this book were longer. I wish we got to see more of Esperanza's life. I wish the plot about the strikers hadn't been dropped so quickly. Overall, a good read. This was the pick for this month's book club (which I will be missing because of a basketball game... oops). Historical fiction that...
A beautifully written story of faith, hope, and perseverance. This is a fantastic read. I loved it. I'll admit, the start of it was very hard to read. So much tragedy at the beginning. But as the novel went on, I really enjoyed it. I love how much Esperanza grew and matured. A very good book for you...
Natasha read it a few years back and loved it, but it's taken me until now to actually get around to it. A pity, just because it's so good. Muñoz Ryan tells the story of a daughter of privelge among the landed gentry of Mexico, who is forced by circumstances to emigrate to California and work on a f...
I greatly enjoyed this coming of age story. Esperanza faced much bigger struggles than most teenage girls do as they come of age, but the character did not take them in stride, she worked hard, struggled not to give up, and really matured though out the novel. My only complaint would be not gettin...
Pam Munoz Ryan is a powerful writer. That's one thing I've learned after just listening to Echo and now reading Esperanza Riding. She really know's how to write characters and make you feel for them. Esperanza has grown up in Mexico and has loved it. But when tragedy hits her family hard her fami...
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