Carlota by Scott O'Dell

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A young girl relates her feelings and experiences as a participant in the battle of San Pasqual during the last days of the war between Califor-nians and Americans.

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Scott ODell (18981989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Published September 14, 1977 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 165 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction

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Raised as a sort of surrogate for brother Carlos who died at two, Carlota brands stock and rides with the vaqueros, wears deerskin trousers, and beats the young men in a horse race during her younger sister's wedding celebration.

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