The photo shows the author Kate Morejohn on one of her runs on the Marin Headlands on a cold day. This is where she got the idea for Maria and the Lost Calf.
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The author: Kate Morejohn
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If you visit Northern California, try to include a trip to the Marin headlands, and West Marin, and the Point Reyes area in your visit.
It will certainly be a beautiful and worthwhile visit, and will give you an idea of why many Azorean immigrants settled there, and worked on dairy farms.
The climate and landscape, and proximity to the sea is very like the Azorean Islands. I think the immigrants who came must have had tugs on their hearts, seeing such a familiar landscape.
There are Visitor Centers at the Headlands, hiking trails, and you can drive to some beaches. And as you are there, maybe on a lonely, foggy trail, think of Maria (from my book Maria and the Lost Calf), and how she loved living there on their dairy farm.
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California’s Portuguese Politicians – A Century of Legislative Service, a historic book published by Portuguese Heritage Publications in partnership with Fundacao Luso-Americana (FLAD), was awarded Best Author recognition, by the International Latino Book Awards, in a ceremony pastSaturday, June 28th. at theClark County Library Theater, Las Vegas.
California’s Portuguese Politicians, authored by Alvin Ray Graves Ph.D. was entered in the category of Best Political/Current Affairs, having achieved first runner-up recognition. The International Latino Book Awards, is the largest international literary event of its kind in the United States.
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“This story brings me to tears as I read it to my children. The paintings are majestic. The story is full of emotion and the beautiful heritage of Portuguese culture that Maria is blessed to enjoy. Thank you so much for writing this book!”
“Received the book today and couldn’t wait to read it! Such a precious story, well written and illustrated!!!Very talented couple whom I’m so happy to have gotten to know!!! Hope a lot of copies are purchased!! Good luck!”
“Hi, It seems a really wonderful the book, I have a sister living in Azores and also my ancestors were from there. The funny thing is that although I don’t know California I always loved to hear stories from Portuguese who went there to live centuries ago and I even thought (I have a degree in Cinema) of directing a documentary about it. So you have two places I love in your book 🙂 I hope to purchase it soon! I’m sure it will inspire me!”
I am so excited! I got my book today. I must say, I was so psyched to buy it, I didn’t know it was a hardcover. That was a nice surprise. Beautifully illustrated, all the paintings portray a mood and emotion in the story. Love how all the pages are in two languages. The story is a sweet story that gives a great background to one of the many reasons I love the United States, we truly are a “melting pot” and love stories that show this.
When school starts back, I will donate it to the school I work at as a gift. I never hesitate at the opportunity to give to the creative community, and giving the children something unique to read. It’s stories like this that teach our children, home really is where the heart is. Thanks Kate and Dwight!
High praise for Maria and the Lost Calf! Raising children in CA makes this book dear to my heart. It’s full of rich history and a deep appreciation for a family’s farm life. This sweet book exudes love and is sure to be a classic.
The watercolors are incredible and as gentile as the warm story they illustrate. The love and reassurance of our father and his protective eye guides us through even our
most fearful moments. Thank you Kate and Dwight for this moving tale!
Maria and the Lost Calf, is a children’ s book written by Kate Morejohn, illustrated by Dwight Morejohn and published by Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, an all volunteer, non profit 501 c (3), community publisher created to research, preserve and disseminate for educational purposes, vanishing memories and current relevant events about the Portuguese presence in California.