The Crossing

  • 114 pages
  • English
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The Crossing

✁ kickass ₓ The Crossing download ͓ PDF by Gary Paulsen ᾩ Paulsen s latest novel is as ugly as a bad dream Unfortunately, it s not a dream, but a potent expression of the brutal realities of a bridge that joins the golden highways of el norte the U.S and the mud streets of neighboring Mexico Young Manny wants to cross the bridge to the land of dreams and opportunity Sargeant Locke, in turn, crosses the border from Fort Bliss, Tex., for a night in Juarez There he drinks himself into a brain dead state to keep the ghosts of departed friends from coming to visit Somewhere between misery and ugliness these two meet both of them, on the periphery of normal living, are joined in a fateful, violent act that provides one with life and hope, and the other the chance to give, without giving up Paulsen overburdens young readers with the harsh facts of a grown up s perspective But any work by such a proficient writer, who invokes a powerful sense of the tragic in readers young and old, is welcomewelcome indeed A Richard Jackson Book Ages 11 13 Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.Grade 8 12 Manny is a small Mexican street boy in Juarez, an orphan who survives by using his wits and his speed against other desperate boys, against the evil street men who would kill or sell him, against starvation and death Manny has only one chance to survive, and that means crossing the river into the United States, an incredibly dangerous undertaking for a small boy alone Robert is a sergeant in the Army His whole life consists of being a good officer during the day and surviving his haunted nights by drinking himself into oblivion Robert is haunted by dead friends, gruesomely killed in war Manny and Robert meet when the sergeant is being sick behind a bar and Manny tries to lift his wallet Manny doesn t succeed, but this is the beginning of a relationship, brief and brutal, which leads to the sergeant s death and Manny s chance for survival Readers may question what language is being spoken, as it is made clear that Robert speaks no Spanish and Manny knows only enough English to hold a limited conversation However, it shouldn t matter, as the two have little verbal communication Paulsen creates a stark, moving portrait of Mexican poverty and street life, of the desperation facing those who attempt the crossing Like the relationship between Robert and Manny, this book is brief and brutal but ends on a note of hope The short length and simple writing style should give this book special appeal for high school students who are reluctant readers Rosie Peasley, Sylvan Union Sch Dist , Modesto, Calif.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. FlatIron Crossing Home Located in Broomfield, CO FlatIron is a shopping center including Nordstrom, Macy s, Dick s Sporting Goods, AMC Theatres and stores restaurants Fourways Crossing Fourways an upmarket lifestyle Centre, with anchors such as Pick n Pay, Sportsmans Warehouse, Toys R us, Viva Gym, Mr Price Sports, Apparel Welcome to Welcome Translating books from around the world currently invitation only program Already registered Sign Animal City Folk Nintendo Welcome, Neighbor Animal Crossinga place where you can relax do whatever want, whenever want Come stay while Community Community site for fans of Crossing, Wild World, Folk, Message Boards robust Trading Post, Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda Exclusive A QA Author Question story Xing Xu, Chinese teenager growing up small town upstate New York Windsor Gift Cards Corporate Style Files Visitor Info Culture Consulting Global Culture global consulting organization dedicated finding innovative solutions groups individuals working challenging contexts Apartments Charlottesville For Rent Cavalier Cavalier Our rental community Charlottesville, VA offers Bed apartments ll love call home W Road Greenwood, INGary Paulsen Wikipedia Gary James born May , American writer young adult literature, best known coming age stories about wilderness Hatchet Gary My year old son, I listened on Audio CD format, driving WA State eastern BC Canada Read splendidly Peter Coyote, it Penguin Random House Committed publishing great books, connecting readers authors globally, spreading reading one most honored writers contemporary literature He has written than hundred book adults Hatchet novel Original title Country United States Language English Series Brian Saga Genre Young Publisher Kevin Lain The was chapter our family boys are years They could remember each night what happened before The Crossing

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