Pacific Crossing

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.53 hours)
Product Number: Z00524
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449878825
Narrator/s: Robert Ramirez
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Description

Lincoln is happy to be going to Japan as a martial arts exchange student. So is Tony, his barrio brother from San Francisco. They're excited about living in a dojo, or school for martial arts, and practicing the art of kempo. When Lincoln arrives in Japan, he is surprised to find that the dojo is a vacant lot. He will be living on a small farm with the Ono family, whose mother reminds him of his own. The father likes to play practical jokes, and the son, Mitsuo, likes baseball. This strange country holds many surprises for Lincoln as he progresses through kempo and grows to love the Onos as his Japanese family. The expert narration by Robert Ramirez gives authenticity to this young Mexican-American boy's coming of age story. Listeners will enjoy being there when Lincoln realizes that friendship transcends culture and nationality.

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Pacific Crossing
Product Number: BX00005003
Product Number:C1782
Product Number:Z00524

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number C1782
Released: Jul 05, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402523274
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3A005
Released: Mar 27, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402525063
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Class Set
Author(s): Gary Soto
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3K005
Released: May 07, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402525070
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Gary Soto
Product Number 43403
Released: May 03, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788757280
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Author(s): Gary Soto
Product Number 12930
Released: Feb 24, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: #9780152046965

Professional reviews

"Although aimed at young adults, PACIFIC CROSSING is a wonderful listening experience for everyone. Two Mexican-American boys are invited to spend the summer in Japan as exchange students. Their amazing and varied experiences with the country, culture and Japanese people are engrossing and moving. Listeners feel part of the action and emotion as Soto and Ramirez transport us to Japan to practice kempo (a martial art), work hard in the fields and even make Mexican food for their Japanese families. Ramirez is masterful as he presents a multitude of accents while keeping kids sounding like kids and moms like moms, no matter which continent they inhabit. A perfect finishing touch is the sharing of Spanish and Japanese words with their uses and definitions as they relate to the story. S.G.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine "

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