Postcards from Pismo

Postcards from Pismo

by Michael Scotto

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Overview

Postcards from Pismo by Michael Scotto, Dion Williams

Postcards from Pismo is the story of Felix Maldonado, a sensitive ten-year-old living in the Central Coast region of California. What begins as a school project blossoms into a powerful friendship when Felix writes a letter to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Their pen pal correspondence grows more important than ever when Felix’s older brother, Quin, enlists in the military to raise money for college. Told entirely through Felix’s letters, emails, and postcards to the soldier, the novel traces the boy’s growth as he grapples with bullies, the fear arising from his brother’s enlistment, and the meaning of bravery itself. Humorous, timely, and deeply moving, this unforgettable tale is not to be missed.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016135809
Publisher: Midlandia Press
Publication date: 12/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Scotto has worked as a filmmaker, a saxophone player, and an engineer’s assistant, but his true passion has always been writing. He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and today, Mr. Scotto is the author of several novels for children and the Tales of Midlandia picture book and iPad app series. In 2011, he was selected by PITTSBURGH Magazine and PUMP to be one of the ‘Pittsburgh 40 Under 40,’ a group of forty people under the age of 40 who are helping to shape the Pittsburgh region. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and photography. He has lived in New York, Georgia, and California, but today he happily calls Pittsburgh, PA his home. He lives in the city with his lovely wife and their crafty dog.

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