Far from Gringo Land

Far from Gringo Land

by Edward Myers

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Overview

Rick Dresner is spending the summer with the Romero family, who live in a barrio in the hills of Santo Domingo, Mexico. He'll help them build a house on their land, and in return, they'll provide room and board and help Rick improve his Spanish. But the construction project turns out to be a lot tougher than Rick had imagined. Language and cultural differences lead to awkwardness and misunderstanding, especially when he falls for a rich American girl from a very different part of town. In this new twist on the classic fish-out-of-water story, it's a middle-class white boy who's out of his element and must change and grow to adapt to his surroundings.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547443201
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 12/14/2009
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
File size: 644 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Myers is the author of Storyteller and other books for children and adults. This book is based on his own experience building a house in Mexico. He and his family live outside New York City.
Edward Myers is the author of 20 books for adults and 12 for children, including Storyteller, published by Clarion Books  in July 2008, and two middle-grade adventure novels, Climb or Die and Hostage, published by Hyperion. He lives with his wife and two children near New York City.

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