Victor Lopez at The Alamo

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Like many young people his age, Victor Lopez thinks about the lives of the soldiers he sees marching past his house in Mexico. They look dusty and tired, carrying their heavy equipment as best they can. Victor does not want to go with them. He has to help his mother with the planting and the animals, but the soldiers need him to fight the battles in Texas.

Only fourteen years old, Victor Lopez is forced to march off to war, leaving behind all he knows and loves. His journey with...

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Overview

Like many young people his age, Victor Lopez thinks about the lives of the soldiers he sees marching past his house in Mexico. They look dusty and tired, carrying their heavy equipment as best they can. Victor does not want to go with them. He has to help his mother with the planting and the animals, but the soldiers need him to fight the battles in Texas.

Only fourteen years old, Victor Lopez is forced to march off to war, leaving behind all he knows and loves. His journey with the army takes him all the way to one of the most famous battles in history: the Alamo. Along the way, he learns the value of friendship as well as the cost of war.

Victor, a fourteen-year-old Mexican boy, is abducted by Mexican soldiers marching to Texas to put down the uprising there and experiences the Battle of the Alamo.

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Gr 5-8-This old-fashioned adventure recounts the siege of the Alamo from a 14-year-old conscripted Mexican farm boy's perspective. As Santa Anna's "professional" army heads north from Saltillo to San Antonio during the winter of 1836 to quell the Texian/Tejano rebellion against Mexican control, the likable Victor scrappily learns to survive the hardships of army life and the vagaries of an inscrutable war. Rice has obviously done his homework, but the narrative is often stilted, the vocabulary adult, and the didacticism intrusive. The black-and-white drawings are useful if indistinctive. However, even though the execution falls a bit short, the lore surrounding the infamous event is compelling enough to fill a youngster's afternoon or two with images of heroes defending their principles contrasted with the innumerable pawns of battle who dreamed of lives as simple, hardworking vaqueros away from the tumult of war.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781565548664
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.

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