Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the Border Tony Johnston

Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the Border

Author: Tony Johnston
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Book Title
Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the Border
Author
Tony Johnston
ISBN
9781419733635
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Tony Johnston, María Elena Fontanot de RhoadsPublisher: Harry N. AbramsPublished: 03/19/2019ISBN: 9781419733635Pages: 176Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2019 pg. 101Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2019Publishers Weekly 01/14/2019Booklist 02/01/2019 pg. 70School Library Journal 03/01/2019 pg. 100Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2019 - Recommended - ReadableAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507471 / Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the BorderReading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 4
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.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tony Johnston, María Elena Fontanot de Rhoads
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 03/19/2019
ISBN: 9781419733635
Pages: 176
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2019 pg. 101
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 01/14/2019
Booklist 02/01/2019 pg. 70
School Library Journal 03/01/2019 pg. 100
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2019 - Recommended - Readable

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507471 / Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the Border
Reading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 4
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.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tony Johnston, María Elena Fontanot de Rhoads
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 03/19/2019
ISBN: 9781419733635
Pages: 176
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2019 pg. 101
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 01/14/2019
Booklist 02/01/2019 pg. 70
School Library Journal 03/01/2019 pg. 100
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2019 - Recommended - Readable

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507471 / Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the Border
Reading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 4