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ISBN13: 9780679433354
ISBN10: 067943335x
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step inside Moscos Traveling Wonder Show, a menagerie of human curiosities and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze! But perhaps the strangest act of Moscos display is Portia Remini, a normal among the freaks, on the run from McGreavys Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia, that she could never leave. Free at last, Portia begins a new life on the bally, seeking answers about her fathers disappearance. Will she find him before Mister finds her? Its a story for the ages, and like everyone who enters the Wonder Show, Portia will never be the same.

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A striking historical fiction YA debut about a wayward girl amid the freaks and sideshows of a late-1930s traveling circus.

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In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.

About the Author

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of the novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, a collection of short stories Woman Hollering Creek, a book of poetry Loose Woman, and a children's book Hairs/Pelitos. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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MamaPurdy, July 13, 2008 (view all comments by MamaPurdy)
A true slice of Chicano culture captured in a free flowing captivating read that I find myself returning to every few years. Sandra Cisneros has tapped into the true spirt of growing up with two cultures and the trials and tribulations of adolesents. Having read a copy in English and then in Spanish I find that the message and themes of the book are never lost in translation. For anyone that has grown up with traditional Mexican values mingled with American customs this book is a true GEM. One of those books that will leave a lasting impression on you throughout your life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679433354
Author:
Cisneros, Sandra
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Barnaby, Hannah
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Bildungsroman.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;chicago;short stories;coming of age;latino;vignettes;novel;hispanic;young adult;literature;ya;women;20th century;family;poverty;latina;american;mexican americans;poetry;realistic fiction;multicultural;girls;american literature;contemporary;mexican
Subject:
fiction;chicago;short stories;coming of age;latino;vignettes;novel;hispanic;young adult;literature;ya;women;20th century;family;poverty;latina;american;mexican americans;poetry;realistic fiction;multicultural;girls;american literature;contemporary;mexican
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st hardcover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-125
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.94x5.36x.73 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A striking historical fiction YA debut about a wayward girl amid the freaks and sideshows of a late-1930s traveling circus.
"Synopsis" by , In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.
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