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Soto, Gary

Overview
Works: 255 works in 976 publications in 4 languages and 67,055 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Biography  Christmas stories  Children's audiobooks  Anecdotes  Children's films  Autobiographies  Essays 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.S7242, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Gary Soto
Publications by Gary Soto
Most widely held works by Gary Soto
Too many tamales by Gary Soto( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,610 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 )
43 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,812 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( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 2,557 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 2,537 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 2,214 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 2,131 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 1,967 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 )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,843 libraries worldwide
Lincoln Mendoza lives in the suburbs, but his heart his still with his buddies in the inner city school. Now the teams must confront each other, and Lincoln's own internal conflict is as intense as the battle between the two teams
Buried onions by Gary Soto( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,541 libraries worldwide
When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself as a Mexican American living in a violence-infested neighborhood of Fresno, California. A junior college dropout, 19-year-old Eddie is trying to support himself in this story set in the barrio of Fresno, California. Annotation. For Eddie there isn't much to do in his rundown neighborhood but eat, sleep, watch out for drive-bys, and just try to get through each day. His father, two uncles, and his best friend are all dead, and it's a struggle not to end up the same way. The violence makes Fresno wallow in tears, as if a huge onion with its ubiquitous vapors were buried beneath the city. Making an effort to walk a straight line despite constant temptations and frustrations, Eddie searches for answers after the death of his cousin and discovers that his closest friends may be his worst enemies
Snapshots from the wedding by Gary Soto( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,510 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 )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,304 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 1,184 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 )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,162 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 1,129 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
Chato goes cruisin' by Gary Soto( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,097 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
Pacific crossing by Gary Soto( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,096 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
Accidental love by Gary Soto( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,088 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 )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen short stories about the everyday lives of Mexican American young people in California's Central Valley
Chato's kitchen by Gary Soto( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 939 libraries worldwide
To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more
Living up the street : narrative recollections by Gary Soto( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
The author describes his experiences growing up as a Mexican American in Fresno, California
 
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Alternative Names
Gary Soto American poet and writer
Gary Soto Amerikaans schrijver
소토, 게리
ソト, ギャリー
Languages
English (330)
Spanish (75)
French (2)
Japanese (1)
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