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Paolo calls Rufus a Mack truck with no one driving Rufus is the O Neil family dog, and he shows up one morning with part of a twenty dollar bill in his teeth Twelve year old Paolo figures that there must be where that bill came from, and since his cousin Billy needs to repair a bent wheel on his bike, there s a reason for looking Soon Paolo, his brother Georgie,Paolo calls Rufus a Mack truck with no one driving Rufus is the O Neil family dog, and he shows up one morning with part of a twenty dollar bill in his teeth Twelve year old Paolo figures that there must be where that bill came from, and since his cousin Billy needs to repair a bent wheel on his bike, there s a reason for looking Soon Paolo, his brother Georgie, and Billy end up in the monsignor s garden behind the Cathedral of San Joaquin, but it s not exactly treasure they find, it s a hand that shoots out of the undergrowth to grab Paolo s neck The search for the stash leads the boys sometimes scared spitless on many a byway around Orange Grove City, California, in the summer of 1951 And onto the byway of conscience.
D. James Smith
A recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in fiction, D James Smith s poems and stories have appeared recently in The Malahat Review, New Millennium Writings The Notre Dame Review His books include the novel My Brother s Passion Permanent Press, 2004 and two collections of poems, The Dead Ventriloquist Ahsahta Press, 1995 and Sounds The Living Make S F Austin State Univ 2012 He has also published four novels for teens Fast Company, The Boys of San Joaquin, Probably The World s Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Me, and It Was September When We Ran Away DK, 1999 Atheneum, 2005, 2006, 2008.

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Commentaires:

Ryne
Good enough to finish in one day! This was another loaner from a student (the same one who lent me Scurvy Goonda. I appreciated this book significantly more).Slice-of-life historical fiction with an element of mystery. A fun read!

Nancy H
If it were possible to give a book 6 stars, this one would get that manny. This book is so well-written that I am ready to re-read it, and I just finished it yesterday! I love the charming style, and I especially love the right-on-target comments that the author makes through the voice of 12-year-old Paolo. Paolo is a character that I would love to meet - the quintessential not-quite-a-teen, still mostly snips-and-snails-and-puppy dog tails, 1950's, all boy. Paolo's dog Rufus comes home one day [...]

P.D.R. Lindsay
Small town California in 1951 is the setting for this children's novel, a world where Mums stay home and father's word is law, where girls get married as soon as they leave school, and church is still the centre of the community. Written with a strong eye to the 'get-the-boys-reading' movement, hero Paulo, is 12, a very active young man, and he doesn't like girls. Paulo, and his deaf cousin, Billy, are treasure hunting. The church collection money has disappeared and they'd like to find it. An a [...]

Sharon Bookwalter
It baffles me that this book isn't more widely read in classrooms. I've used it for two years now in a 6th grade reading program with readers ranging from 2.2 to 12.9+. I've read it aloud, mostly one chapter a day until the the last three chapters, which I read in one period. The kids are eager to hear each day's installment and clamor for more. I've read it aloud 5 times a day for several weeks in the spring two years in a row. Each reading with each class has brought excited responses from the [...]

Holly
Fascinating -- reader gets drawn fully into the rich life of a 12-year-old boy in 1951 small-down California. He's one of 10 kids, with neighbors, relatives, friends and pets, all of whom we come to know and care for. Comic, poetic, The Boys of San Joaquin's plot flows quietly at times behind the many vignettes. In the last chapters, however, it roars to prominence, revealing the hidden connections between events. Having put the book down, I am left remembering the voice of the main character, P [...]

Sheila A.
I loved this bookry real setting and voices!!!

Kathleen
Entertaining

lola Franco
a good story, but not as good as other kid's fiction i've read recently.

Kelly
The monsignor's money is missing. The boys of San Joaquin search it out.

Christy
Good material in search of a plot.

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