WorldCat Identities

Soto, Gary

Overview
Works: 262 works in 940 publications in 4 languages and 66,940 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Biography  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Interviews  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Filmed literary readings 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.S7242, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Soto
Too many tamales by Gary Soto( Recording )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing
Baseball in April and other stories by Gary Soto( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California
Chato's kitchen by Gary Soto( Recording )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3rd & 4th - Copy 1
Help wanted : stories by Gary Soto( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories portray some of the struggles and hopes of young Mexican Americans
Partly cloudy : poems of love and longing by Gary Soto( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Gary Soto captures the voices of young people as they venture toward their first kiss, brood over bruised hearts, and feel the thrill of first love
Chato and the party animals by Gary Soto( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found
The afterlife by Gary Soto( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance
Taking sides by Gary Soto( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood
Buried onions by Gary Soto( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, nineteen-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself slowly but inexorably drawn back into the cycle of violence. Set against the backdrop of a city sweltering in the grip of poverty, crime, and unfulfilled dreams, this is the unforgettable story of a young man struggling to survive in a world spiraling out of control. Unrelenting - unsparing - A valuable tale, it's one that makes no concessions
Snapshots from the wedding by Gary Soto( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya, the flower girl, describes a Mexican American wedding through snapshots of the day's events, beginning with the procession to the altar and ending with her sleeping after the dance
The skirt by Gary Soto( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miata leaves on the school bus the skirt that she is to wear in a dance performance, she needs all her wits to get it back without her parents' finding out that she has lost something yet again
The old man & his door by Gary Soto( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Mexican setting, this fable tells of an old fool's adventures on the way to a barbecue. Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back. This humorous tale is about an old man who cannot seem to listen to his wife. As she leaves for a barbecue, she reminds him to bring "el puerco"--The pig that will be roasted as a main dish. He later wonders why she wants him to bring "la puerta"-the door-but dares not question her. Delightfully illustrated, this story shows that sometimes mistakes turn out for the best
Jesse by Gary Soto( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Mexican American brothers hope that junior college will help them escape their heritage of tedious physical labor
Marisol by Gary Soto( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Marisol Luna, a girl who was born to dance. The family is moving to the Chicago suburbs, and Marisol learns that her new neighborhood doesn't have a dance studio. Instead of giving up, resourceful Marisol is determined to keep dancing. With the help of two friends, she figures out a way to combine her old world with a renewed commitment to stretch and try her hardest
Neighborhood odes by Gary Soto( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one poems about growing up in an Hispanic neighborhood, highlighting the delights in such everyday items as sprinklers, the park, the library, and pomegranates
Pacific crossing by Gary Soto( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Mexican American Lincoln Mendoza spends a summer with a host family in Japan, encountering new experiences and making new friends
Chato goes cruisin' by Gary Soto( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chato and Novio win a cruise but are disappointed to find that everyone else on board is a dog, and things go from bad to worse when the dogs party themselves sick and it is up to the cats to find help
Accidental love by Gary Soto( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After unexpectedly falling in love with a "nerdy" boy, fourteen-year-old Marisa works to change her life by transferring to another school, altering some of her behavior, and losing weight
Local news by Gary Soto( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen short stories about the everyday lives of Mexican American young people in California's Central Valley
If the shoe fits by Gary Soto( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being teased about his brand new loafers, Rigo puts them away for so long he grows out of them
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Too many tamales
Alternative Names
Gary Soto American poet and writer

Gary Soto Amerikaans schrijver

ソト, ギャリー

Languages
English (309)

Spanish (59)

French (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Baseball in April and other storiesChato's kitchenHelp wanted : storiesPartly cloudy : poems of love and longingChato and the party animalsThe afterlifeTaking sidesBuried onions