Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs audiobook

Crossing the Wire

By Will Hobbs
Read by Ramón de Ocampo

Recorded Books, Inc.
5.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781440756313

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The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles? "This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs."-KLIATT

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Summary

Summary

The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles? "This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs."-KLIATT

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author deftly weaves information concerning the local geography and customs into the plot. The story is well paced, sustaining readers’ attention throughout. Pair this novel with Ann Jaramillo’s La Línea , another fictional view of young people crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Will Hobbs

Author Bio: Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs is the author of many outdoor adventure novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as a few picture book stories. Several of his novels have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and Ghost Canoe, his first mystery, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The ALA’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century includes two of Will's titles: Far North and Downriver. A graduate of Stanford University and a former reading and language arts teacher, he lives with his wife in Durango, Colorado.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.50
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English