Little Manuel Armijo learns the secret as to why his family farm has always had the most successful crops every year while others in the rthern New Mexico village of Velarde have t. His father shares the secret of a Magic Ring with his son and tells him how the ring was brought to New Mexico four hundred years ago from Spain by his ancestors. Does the Magic Ring really have mystical powers. Little Manuel soon finds out. JOSEPH J. RUIZ, a native of rthern New Mexico is an avid researcher into the history of New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment, or La Tierra Encantada as it is referred to in Spanish. Jose always incorporates some of his own life experiences into each book he has written and is pleased that they are in both Spanish and English. His other Sunstone Press books are: LITTLE JUAN LEARNS A LESSON, THE LITTLE GHOST WHO WOULDN'T GO AWAY, and ANGEL ON DANIEL'S SHOULDER. All are bilingual.