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A Summer Life
by Gary Soto


Overview - Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, California, neighborhood.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, California, neighborhood. The "things" of his boyhood tie it all together: his Buddha "splotched with gold," the taps of his shoes and the "engines of sparks that lived beneath my soles," his worn tennies smelling of "summer grass, asphalt, the moist sock breathing the defeat of basesall." The child's world is made up of small things--small, very important things.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780440210245
  • ISBN-10: 0440210240
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
  • Publish Date: September 1991
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 6.92 x 4.22 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18 pounds

Series: Laurel-Leaf Books

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