Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalia de Milagros is a fictional diary in the Dear America series. It was published in April 2001 by Scholastic. The book was written by Sherry Garland, her second in the series after A Line in the Sand.


"For Tony and Lydia Garcia, muchas gracias, amigos."

Book description

"November 11, 1845
We left before dawn today. I hated to leave Nelly, but my heart is homesick for Rancho Agua Verde. The carts are now filled with American cloth, sugar, flour, dry goods, tools, and furniture for the Medinas' casa grande. By dark, we reached the Sonoma hills and looked down at the beautiful valley. Gregorio says that Sonoma is the Indian word that means "valley of the moon." We are spending the night near a creek. The vaqueros unsaddled their horses and rolled out their blankets in front of campfires. One is playing his guitarra, and another is singing a song of lost love. The music is lovely, and the stars are breathtaking.... I am so glad to be back in my valley of the moon.



Main article: List of Valley of the Moon characters


Main article: Sherry Garland


"I am greatly indebted to Eric Stanley, Directer of Education at the Sonoma County Museum, for generously reading my manuscript for historical accuracy and for making helpful suggestions. Deepest appreciation also goes to Beth Levine for her editing, to Diane Garvey Nesin for her tedious fact-checking, to Zoe Moffitt for the photo research, and to Cristina Costantino for the beautiful cover design. Thanks also go to Tracy Mack for originally suggesting this topic and to Amy Griffin for her editorial support."


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See also

v - e - dDear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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