Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida

Victor Martinez (Author) Steve Scott (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$10.99
Publisher
HarperCollins Espanol
Publish Date
December 28, 2004
Pages
224
Dimensions
4.36 X 6.72 X 0.64 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780064471862

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About the Author

Victor Martinez was born and raised in Fresno, California, the fourth in a family of twelve children. He attended California State University at Fresno and Stanford University, and has worked as a field laborer, welder, truck driver, firefighter, teacher, and office clerk. His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies. Mr. Martinez was awarded the 1996 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Parrot in the Oven, his first novel. He now makes his home in San Francisco, California.

Steve Scott is the illustrator of Splish Splash by Joan Bransfield Graham and is a children's book designer. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"A brilliant, witty memoir of a Mexican-American adolescence."-- "U.S. News & Report""A rare and consummately believable portrait of barrio life."-- "Publishers Weekly" (Starred review)