Beast Rider

March 19, 2019|
Beast Rider by Tony Johnston
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Twelve-year-old Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a “beast rider”—someone who hops on a train. The first time he tries, he is stopped by the Mexican police, who arrest and beat him. When he tries again, he is attacked by a Mexican gang and left for dead. Just when Manuel is ready to turn back, he finds new hope. Villagers clothe and feed him, help him find work, and eventually boost him back onto the train. When he finally arrives in LA and is reunited with his brother, he is elated. But the longer he’s there, the more he realizes that something isn’t right. Thrilling and heartfelt, Beast Rider is a coming-of-age story that reveals how a place and its people help to define you.
 
Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than 100 children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California. Maria Elena Fontanot de Rhoads is a Mexican psychotherapist who specializes in childhood trauma. She lives in Mérida, Mexico.  
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Title:Beast Rider
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 0.75 in
Published:March 19, 2019
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:12
ISBN - 13:9781419733635

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