|The Jumping Tree
Contributor(s): Saldana, Rene, Jr. (Author)
ISBN: 0756989507 ISBN-13: 9780756989507
Publisher: Perfection Learning
OUR PRICE: $14.71
Product Type: Prebound - Other Formats
Published: December 2002
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Adolescence & Coming Of Age
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino
|Lexile Measure: 770|
|Physical Information: 0.6" H x 4" W x 6.5" (0.30 lbs) 181 pages|
- Ethnic Orientation - Chicano
- Ethnic Orientation - Hispanic
- Geographic Orientation - Texas
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 51864
Reading Level: 5.1 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 6.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
These lively stories follow Rey Castaneda from sixth through eighth grade in Nuevo Penitas, Texas. One side of Rey's family lives nearby in Mexico, the other half in Texas, and Rey fits in on both sides of the border. In Nuevo Penitas, he enjoys fooling around with his pals in the barrio; at school, he's one of the "A list" kids.
As Rey begins to cross the border from childhood into manhood, he turns from jokes and games to sense the meaning of work, love, poverty, and grief, and what it means to be a proud Chicano-moments that sometimes propel him to show feelings un hombre should never express. It's a new territory where Rey longs to follow the example his hardworking, loving father has set for him.
"From the Hardcover edition."