Chato y los amigos pachangueros

Chato y los amigos pachangueros

by Gary Soto, Susan Guevara
     
 

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This lively tale of party-loving barrio cat who throws a surprise celebration for his friend Novio Boy is available in Spanish for the first time ever.  With a lively text, bold art, and a setting and theme with Hispanic flavor, this is an ideal choice for the non-English-speaking reader.

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Overview

This lively tale of party-loving barrio cat who throws a surprise celebration for his friend Novio Boy is available in Spanish for the first time ever.  With a lively text, bold art, and a setting and theme with Hispanic flavor, this is an ideal choice for the non-English-speaking reader.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Last seen in Chato's Kitchen, Chato the cat here learns that his best friend has never had a birthday party. Chato plans a pachanga [party] that would be absolutely lo mejor [the best]-if only he had remembered to invite the guest of honor. Ages 4-up. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142400333
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/09/2004
Edition description:
Spanish Language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
349,209
Product dimensions:
7.93(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Fresno, California to Mexican American parents, Gary Soto learned the hard work ethic through his share of chores, including mowing lawns, picking grapes, painting house numbers on street curbs, and washing cars. His hard work paid off at California State University at Fresno, from which he graduated with an English degree, and later at the University of California at Irvine, where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Gary Soto is an acclaimed poet, essayist, and fiction writer. The awards for this multi-talented author are many, ranging from the U.S. Award for International Poetry Forum in 1977 for his first published book of poetry, The Elements of San Joaquin, to a Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award in 1985 for Living Up the Street, his first published work of prose recollections. His short story collection Baseball in April, was named an American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults, and he received the Bura Belpre Award for Chato's Kitchen. IHe has also received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video for Pool Party, and was nominated for a National Book Award.

His other credits include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. Gary Soto is also one of the youngest poets to appear in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Several of his books have been translated into French, Spanish and Italian.

Mr. Soto currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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