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Help young listeners understand the problems of poverty and hunger in Third World countries with this powerful, moving story by award-winning author Gary Paulsen. An orphan in a Mexican border town meets an American army sergeant - and hopes the sergeant will help him cross the border to a better life in the United States.

©1987 Gary Paulsen (P)1993 Recorded Books

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  • Gina Wilson
  • 11-01-2020

Touching!

This book is a part of the curriculum I'm teaching. It's the first time my scholars have requested reading homework! The story is touching and captivating.

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  • Sara Gordon
  • 12-06-2018

My thoughts on this good book.

It became very emotional, and I often was more interested in Rober's story than Manny's.

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  • Brandon
  • 31-07-2015

Just a great book.

The story was never dull and I enjoyed the entire book. Thank You Gary Paulsen.

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  • Sher from Provo
  • 19-01-2016

All too sad, and all to familiar

Although Paulsen's books are directed at young boys, I do enjoy reading them on occasion. This particular story breaks my heart. I have long said that if Mexico could get some things together, they would be a great nation, but there are too many governmental problems holding them back. I hope someday the Mexican people will not feel like they have to risk everything to come to America to have a decent future because living conditions will have improved and opportunities will be plentiful right there in their own country. It could happen.

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