La leyenda de Roberto Cofresí~Un héroe de Puerto Rico
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The Legend of Roberto Cofresi: A Puerto Rican Hero by Janet Balletta
Numerous myths and legendary stories have been written about him and his transformation from a life of merchant sailor to corsair. He was one of the bravest and most compassionate corsairs of his time. Cofresi is renowned as the Robin Hood of Puerto Rico because of his generosity towards the poor people of Puerto Rico during a time of famine. For this reason, the people of Puerto Rico pledged their loyalty to him and protected him from the authorities until his eventual capture in Get A Copy. Paperback , 38 pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Is this really a legend based on real people, or purely fiction? See 1 question about The Legend of Roberto Cofresi…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Great colorful story within a story The legend of Roberto Cofresi was not just a story containing pirates spells, and secrets it also contained a family with a strong connection. I liked the interest the oldest son showed to his dad and the patience that the dad showed.
Very interesting legend that taught kindness honesty and consequences for good and bad action. Bonus points fit the teachers guide and thee vocabulary words. Written for ensuring education as well as pleasure. Jan 25, Tere Rodriguez-Nora rated it it was amazing. Which child would not like a good pirate story?
The book The legend of Roberto Cofresí has more than a good one. This beautiful picture book captives the story of Roberto Cofresí, a Puerto Rican corsair that lived on the island back in the s. The story is about two brothers who live in Florida. One day they asked their father to read them a story. He decided to read about the legend of Roberto Cofresí.
After that day, the boys love to play pretending to be corsairs that embark in different Which child would not like a good pirate story? After that day, the boys love to play pretending to be corsairs that embark in different adventures and search for hidden treasures.
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Every page of this charming book captures the reader attention, taking them through all the adventures of this corsair. Also, it tells us about treasures that have never been found.
At the end of every written page, the dad answers a question of one of the kids. This is a great technique used by the author to introduce the reader to new words and expand their vocabulary. As a Puerto Rican and a lover of history, it was delightful for me to read this beautiful book about our beloved legend, Roberto Cofresí. Este hermoso libro nos cautiva con la historia de Roberto Cofresí, un corsario puertorriqueño que vivió en la isla en los años La historia es sobre dos hermanos que viven en Florida.
Un día le pidieron a su padre que leyera una historia. El padre decidió leer sobre la leyenda de Roberto Cofresí. Después de ese día, a los chicos les encanta jugar pretendiendo ser corsarios que se embarcan en diferentes aventuras y buscan tesoros ocultos. La leyenda cuenta acerca de los comienzos del corsario, así como la forma en que trajo de vuelta para ayudar al pueblo puertorriqueño.
También nos habla de tesoros que nunca se han encontrado. The ship's first portof call was Barcelona, Spain, where Franz stayed a few years andlearned Spanish. It is possible that Franz met the Carbonnel family inBarcelona. He left Barcelona, around , tempted by the estraordinary tales ofadventures and wealth that reached Spain from the New World. Heboarded a ship for America that took him to Cabo Rojo, then animportant seaport on the western coast of Puerto Rico, due to itsstrategic location in one of the principal routes between Europe andSouth America. Franz must have arrived in Cabo Rojo with considerable funds, becausehe bought land.
His manner and fluency in various languages must havehelped him to establish social relations with the most distinguishedfamilies of the European ancestry.
He met Dn. MariaConcepcion Segarra and their daughter, Maria Germana whom Franzmarried in when he was 33 years old and she was Franz never stopped corresponding with his father and in histestament, Giovanni Giuseppe, mentioned Franz as "absent. In Puerto Rico, becausethe difficulty of its pronunciation, the surname suffered manychanges: Kupfersein, Kufresin, Cofersin, Confercin, and finallyCofresi. Cofresi born ;? In doing research on my great great great great great? I can't keep up with how many, but I do know that Roberto Cofresi is the great great grandfather of my grandmother Mercedes Cofresi born in Puerto Rico in and I stumbled upon this site.
I am planning a visit to puerto rico with my husband in November. We will be staying one night in Villa Cofresi in Rincon. Stephanie, Can you email me regarding the Cofresi and that line runs in my family. Email address sharpie1 ptd. Perhaps, we can share some information. Thanks Sandra. This is great I wish we can all do one big reunion I wish we could all do a large tree starting from when the Cofresi family came to Puerto Rico till now Jose, You are right Alot of Cofresi scattered all over the island and the links are hard to connect.
It would be a good idea if those searching the name would make a large family tree.
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Email me perhaps we can put our heads together. My email addy is sharpie1 ptd. I have completed most of our family the decents of Juan Francisco Cofresi I know there sill may be a lot out there Jose; I see that my friend Sandy has contacted you and that you have used my posting of the von Kupferschein family and added to it. Just like Sandy, I'm interested in adding your contributions to my tree. I' m also looking at the Cofresi branch in the eastern part of the island and Sandy can probably help with the ones that migrated to New York.
Is great to see so many people working with a common goal. Just like you stated in your previous messages, the key is cooperation and coordination. Yes, Manuel my Cofresi roots are from the east part of Puerto Rico Our family came from Cabo Rojo and settled in Humacao All of this is confirmed in the tax collections of Humacao The most amazing thing is the Juan Gracisco moved to the Eastern part of the island to sale and run slaves This is how the family got to the Eastern part of Puerto Rico Acosta confirms in her finding that she did notice that there were Cofresi family in that area but did not know the relation Thanks to my family and those new cousins that I have found in my research we put it all together This find confirms that the Cofresi's of the east are direct releatives to the Pirate I dedicate my findings to those families in the East Cofresi and especially to my grandfather who passed away Sgt.
Gilberto Cofresi and American Hero Jose I just finished a search of the and census for the surname Cofresi and will like to share that with you and Sandi Lamoli. I also have other info regarding the von Kupferschein branch in Europe that could be of interest to you. All I need is an email address to mail to you. If rather use Spanish let me know. The time is now because our family elders are passing away as soon as I find them Please do send the e-mail