Neighborhood Odes: A Poetry Collection

Paperback | April 15, 2005

byGary SotoIllustratorDavid Diaz

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Award-winning poet Gary Soto and Caldecott winner David Diaz turn their eyes on the world of kids. From family pictures to pinatas, from the gato with a meow like a rusty latch to Fourth of July fireworks, the startling and often overlooked moments that define childhood are vividly brought to life by these two acclaimed talents.

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Award-winning poet Gary Soto and Caldecott winner David Diaz turn their eyes on the world of kids. From family pictures to pinatas, from the gato with a meow like a rusty latch to Fourth of July fireworks, the startling and often overlooked moments that define childhood are vividly brought to life by these two acclaimed talents.

Gary Soto 's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.68 × 5.22 × 0.25 inPublished:April 15, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0152053646

ISBN - 13:9780152053642

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With humor, sensitivity, and insight, Soto explores the lives of children . . . David Diaz's contemporary black-and-white illustrations . . . effortlessly capture the varied moods . . . of this remarkable collection." - The Horn Book "Through Soto's keen eyes, [readers] see, and will be convinced, that there is poetryin everything . . . An expression of joy and wonder at life's daily pleasures and mysteries." - School Library Journal "