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...and now Miguel

by John Krumgold

And now Miguel is about a boy of 12 living in New Mexico on his family's sheep farm. What he wants more than anything is to go up into the Sangre de Christo mountains, whose peaks are visible from their house. But only the men of the family are allowed to go up there, every year, to graze the sheep each summer. Miguel makes a wish to the village's patron saint San Ysidro (Miguel and his family are Catholic). He wishes that he could go up into the mountains with the men that summer, and to do it however he possibly could.


It's a good book because it's told in first person, by Miguel, and it really feels like it's him telling you the story. The occasional grammatical errors make it clear that it's a child speaking. If there's one thing I would change it would be that it tells you rather a lot about sheep. It's really intresting at first, but after several chapters of purely sheep, some part of me started wishing that we could go back to the "will he or won't he". Overall, though, I would give it a 4.5 stars. 

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
submitted by Eliana S., age 11
(February 19, 2018 - 6:56 pm)