cover image The Maldonado Miracle

The Maldonado Miracle

Theodore Taylor. Harcourt Paperbacks, $6.95 (167pp) ISBN 978-0-15-205036-8

In The Maldonado Miracle by Theodore Taylor, author of The Cay, 12-year-old Jose Maldonado travels alone across the border from Mexico to the United States to reach his father. On the way, he hides out in a church, where blood from his wounded shoulder drips onto a statue of Jesus. When the town is transformed by this ""miracle,"" Jose finds it difficult to tell the truth. First published in 1973, this story inspired a Showtime movie with the same title.