Gabe: A Story of Me, My Dog, and the 1970s

Gabe: A Story of Me, My Dog, and the 1970s


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570913549
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

SHELLEY GILL is the author of many children’s books, including Alaska, Hawai’i, Sitka Rose, Prickly Rose, and Big Blue. Shelley lives in Homer, Alaska.

MARC SCHEFF works as an illustrator, art director, curator, educator, and art evangelist. Marc lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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            In July 1972 the Rainbow Tribe gathered for the first time since the huge 1969 rock festival known as Woodstock. On a mountaintop near Granby, Colorado, men with long hair, women in flowing skirts, and naked, happy children camped out, danced, and celebrated nature, peace, and diversity. I was there, too, doing first aid.
            I left home when I was seventeen. Florida had nothing I wanted. The once-beautiful beach was polluted, and all anyone cared about was money. Girls were expected to be Barbie, or else. I didn’t know where I was going, but I was looking for a more authentic life. The Vietnam War was ending—finally. Now it was peace, love, and rock and roll. The Age of Aquarius.

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