Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot (Hardcover)
In the 1790s, in a tiny Spanish Colonial village in the Kingdom of New Mexico, pottery is as crucial to starving villagers as the rains that might save their scorched bean fields. But Native potters are sending their wares south to markets in Chihuahua. When his widowed mother's only bean pot cracks, eleven-year-old Raymundo knows his family's last hope lies with Clay Woman, a Gen zaro outcast and quite possibly a powerful witch. In addition to drought and famine, Raymundo faces the return of Comanche raiders and his mother's failing health as he risks all to learn Clay Woman's secrets. Even as he prays for a miracle, he knows he must summon the wherewithal to save his family--and his people.
Emerita Romero-Anderson is a sixth-generation Hispana born and raised in San Luis, Colorado, and is a descendant of the town's earliest settlers in 1851. Retired from teaching, she is the author of two previous books for children, Grandpa s Tarima and Jose Dario Gallegos: Merchant of the Santa Fe Trail. She lives in San Luis, where she writes and is active in community and civic work.www.emeritaromeroanderson.comArtist and illustrator Randall Pijoan is a resident of Amalia in northern New Mexico.www.randypijoan.com"