A Summer Life (Prebound)

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Gary Soto writes that when he was five what I knew best was at ground level. In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, California, neighborhood. The things of his boyhood tie it all together: his Buddha splotched with gold, the taps of his shoes and the engines of sparks that lived beneath my soles, his worn tennies smelling of summer grass, asphalt, the moist sock breathing the defeat of basesall. The child's world is made up of small things--small, very important things.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780780706965
ISBN-10: 078070696X
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: August 1st, 1991
Pages: 150
Language: English