Three years have passed since that magical year when the young Palo Alto friends found the tunnel under the Hacienda Palo Alto ruins and discovered the ancient Tarascan tomb in the cavern. (Narrated in the first five books of the Palo Alto adventure series. www.paloalto-bilingual-adventures.com.) With the money from the lost treasure and from the gold found at the Santa Fe, NM, ranch, the Hacienda has been rebuilt and the new world-class equestrian center is rapidly becoming known among equestrians throughout the world. The Palma family, ancestral owners of the Hacienda, proudly feel that they have restored the familys importance to the level it had since the times of the earliest Colonial Spanish Viceroys in Mexico. The four friends have separated; Juanita Reyes and Leora Hunter have just finished their first year of High School; Juanita in Morelia, Michoacn and Leora in Virginia. Rafael Palma and Pedro Hernandez are graduating from different High Schools in Mexico City. The horses are thriving and El Dorado, Juanitas favorite, has grown from the tiny foal she found into a magnificent Spanish stallion,
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About the Author
B. Palma lives in Mexico City where she is Head of two Montessori Schools. Her husband’s tales of growing up on his family’s haciendas and her own adventurous youth in the Mexican countryside are woven into all of the Palo Alto adventure books. Their lifetime love of horses is reflected by their years of equestrian show jumping. Palma has had an article published in the Centennial Issue of the Montessori Life magazine and has had a lead article published in the Alpha Delta Kappa International Teacher’s Association magazine, The Kappan. In 2008 she was awarded The Golden Sun Statue for special educational merit by the Mexican National Circle of Reporters. Besides her love of horses, B. Palma is dedicated to the training of Montessori Teachers. Look this summer for the next two books in the Palo Alto series: Love’s End And Then Also a lifetime’s work volume on how to teach children to read.
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El Dorado: A Palo Alto Adventure based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I read "El Dorado" in Mexico when I had the pleasure of meeting the author. It was a quick read - mainly because I wanted to keep going and follow the story. B. Palma's characters are well developed through her Palo Alto series, but you don't have to have read the prior books in the series to enjoy this one. However, I will now be ordering her earlier books. The Palo Alto adventures are written for a young audience, but clearly enjoyed by adults too. Great gift for horse-loving kids.