Pacific Crossing

Pacific Crossing

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by Gary Soto
     
 

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Lincoln Mendoza thought life as a Mexican-American in the States was tough, but that's nothing compared to what he finds when he goes to Japan.

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Lincoln Mendoza thought life as a Mexican-American in the States was tough, but that's nothing compared to what he finds when he goes to Japan.

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"The author's keen understanding . . . produces a story that is both touching and enlightening."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152046965
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/24/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
299,551
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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From the Publisher
"The author's keen understanding . . . produces a story that is both touching and enlightening."—Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at www.garysoto.com.

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Pacific Crossing 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AlreadyReadIt More than 1 year ago
Pacific Crossing is a well written book that keeps students' interest. It is about 2 hispanic boys who get the opportunity to live with families in Japan. It has an interesting story line in which one of the boys helps save the life of one of the members of the Japanese family with which he is living. While in Japan, the boys learn a lot about Japanese culture. To me, the most important lesson learned was the value of respect for elders. Since the story is about 2 hispanic students, the reader also learns about some Hispanic customs, as the boys share their customs with their host families. This book is a great read for 4th and 5th graders. The characters are very real. It is interesting, educational, a quick read, and introduces students to the author, Gary Soto, who has written several books that kids will enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because it showed how Gary Soto managed to get through life doing Kempo and playing with his friends, and teaching then something about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a horrible book and a terrible waste of time...