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- DescriptionManny Bustos is an orphan struggling to survive on the streets of Juarez, Mexico. Across the border is Sergeant Robert S. Locke, Vietnam vet and Army prefect, who tries to drink his bad memories away. On the night Manny tries to cross the Rio Grande and escape to a better life in America, the two meet in an explosive encounter. Profoundly moving. -- Horn Book. New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.
- Author BiographyGary Paulsen has written more than 175 books and some 200 articles and short stories for children and adults. He is considered one of the most important writers for young adults today. Three of his novels -- HATCHET, DOGSONG, and THE WINTER ROOM -- were Newbery Honor books, and his works frequently appear on the best books lists of the American Library Association. Mr. Paulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several of his books, divide their time between their home in New Mexico, a boat in the Pacific, and adventures in the wilderness.
- Author(s)Gary Paulsen
- PublisherScholastic Paperbacks
- Date of Publication01/01/2006
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitlePoint (Scholastic Inc.)
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScholastic Paperbacks
- Weight68 g
- Width109 mm
- Height171 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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