Josefina is delighted when Tia Dolores returns to the Montoyas' rancho. But soon after she arrives, a flash flood kills hundreds of the family's sheep. Tia Dolores suggests that the Montoyas could recover from this terrible loss by starting a weaving business-something Mama never would have done. But Papa likes the idea. Then Tia Dolores decides to teach the girls how to read. Mama didn't read, but Josefina is excited to learn. Then she begins to worry. Will all these changes make the girls forget Mama? The answer to Josefina's question teaches her an important lesson about love. Josefina Learns a Lesson is the second in a series of beautifully illustrated books about growing up on America's Southwest frontier.