". . . Y no se lo Trago la Tierra", in the original Spanish, is Tomas Rivera's classic novel about a Mexican-American family's life as migrant workers during the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a young boy. Exploited by farmers, shopkeepers and even fellow Mexican Americans, the boy must forge his self identity in the face of exploitation, death and disease, constant moving and conflicts with school officials.
|Publisher:||San Val, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||Spanish/English Bilingual Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Boring and redundant. The author suggests that he speaks for all migrant workers and yet only focuses on those from northern Mexico. This is just propaganda, that's it. Any of these stories could be applied to any race of people entering a new society at any time throughout history. The fact that ignorant people find this book so delightful is no big surprise. It is easily the biggest waste of time I've ever experienced. Once again, Mexicans act like everything that happened to them is special and could not at all have happened to anyone else. What a joke.
Hello my name is Joe, Recently I read a book called And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. I really enjoyd this book becuase there are alot of diffrent storie's and you read something diffrent every time you pick the book up. One of the storys is about immagrant workers, it tells you how bad they were treated and how pay was not enough for there families to live on. Another story relating a family was really tragic all of the childrens bodys were found burned. This happend by 2 brother's that were boxing, you might ask your self, (How is a fire going to start with some kids boxing?) that is why you have to read this book in other to find out. This book is really good I recommend it if you do not like reading really long and boring books. This book is filled with tragic storys, suspense storys,and mystery. It has storys for all reader's I really recommend And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.
I recently read a boof called And The Earth Did Not Devour Him. This book has a lot of short stories. Once i read the first one, i wanted to keep reading the next ones. This book talkes about a family who works in the fields. In this book you could find out how bad migrant workers are treated. One of the stories that i thought was sad was The Children Couln't Wait. In this short story a child and his dad were working in the field. The boss didn't let his workers go drink water until everybody got there brake. The dad didn't wanted his kid to go drink water because he was scare that the boss was going to fire him or not pay him. The kid needed water. It was really hot. The dad saw that the kid was really thirsty and he let him go drink water. He had to make sure that the boss didn't see him. The kid went to drink water but the boss had seen him. The boss decided to scare the little boy. The boss followed the kid. When the kid got to were they had the water, he was really happy. The boss had a gun and decided to scare him with a gun shot. The boss shot the gun and accidentally shot the little boy in the head. The boy was dead. The boss couldn't believed what he had done.'They say that the old man almost went crazy'. This is one of many good short stories that this book has. I would recommend this book to everyone. You wouldn't believed how hard these people work to support there families.