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Father Junipero Serra and the California missions

by Bowler, Sarah, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 92 SER
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
Call Number  j q 92 SER
Traces the life of the Spanish explorer and missionary who traveled to Mexico and California to teach the Indians about Christianity and who established nine missions along the California coast.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Carrie Nicholas Cantor's The Mexican War. Gr. 4-6. Part of the eight-volume series A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library, these two volumes introduce subjects of some controversy, the building of the California missions by Father Junipero Serra and the causes and effects of the Mexican War. Both these compact books offer primarily straightforward recitation of the facts. At first it appears Bowler isn't going to mention the Native Americans' point of view, but she does, on one page, explaining that most of the history comes from the missionaries' perspective and outlining the drastic changes that the Indians endured and the many deaths that ensued. In Mexican War, Cantor offers the U.S. justification; discusses how the war was fought; introduces the pertinent characters, such as Santa Anna; and presents an evenhanded view of both sides of the argument. Both books have black-and-white and color photographs, a time line, a glossary, and a list of books and Web sites. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Proud heritage (Child's World (Firm))
Subjects Serra, Junípero, -- Saint, -- 1713-1784 -- Juvenile literature.
Serra, Junípero, -- Saint, -- 1713-1784.
Franciscans -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Missions, Spanish -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- California.
California -- History -- To 1846 -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- To 1846.
Publisher Chanhassen, MN :Child's World,2003
Language English
Description 40 pages : illustrations, (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index.
ISBN 1567661750
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