Josephina Hates Her Name by Diana Engel

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After Grandma explains that she named Josephina after her talented, daring older sister, Josephina starts to appreciate her unusual name.

About Diana Engel

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Engel is the author of several books for children.
Published March 1, 1989 by William Morrow & Co. 34 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Still brooding over this injustice, Josephina confides in Grandma, who explains that Josephina was named for her great-aunt, Grandma's admired older sister, long ago, she and Grandma lived where "it was hot and green and very beautiful."

Mar 24 1989 | Read Full Review of Josephina Hates Her Name

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Young brunette alligator Josephina thinks her name is too old-fashioned and unusual, until her grandmother tells her about the great-aunt for whom she was named. Ages 4-8. (July)

May 03 1999 | Read Full Review of Josephina Hates Her Name

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