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The author of the book: D. James Smith
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 21.30 MB
Edition: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: June 1st 2006
ISBN: 1416916199
ISBN 13: 9781416916192

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Paolo calls Rufus "a Mack truck with no one driving." Rufus is the O'Neil family dog, and he shows up one morning with part of a twenty-dollar bill in his teeth.

Twelve-year-old Paolo figures that there must be more where that bill came from, and since his cousin Billy needs to repair a bent wheel on his bike, there's a reason for looking. Soon Paolo, his brother Georgie, and Billy end up in the monsignor's garden behind the Cathedral of San Joaquin, but it's not exactly treasure they find, it's a hand that shoots out of the undergrowth to grab Paolo's neck. The search for the stash leads the boys -- sometimes scared spitless -- on many a byway around Orange Grove City, California, in the summer of 1951. And onto the byway of conscience.

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Ebook The Boys of San Joaquin read Online! A recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in fiction, D. James Smith’s poems and stories have appeared recently in The Malahat Review, New Millennium Writings & The Notre Dame Review. His books include the novel My Brother’s Passion (Permanent Press, 2004) and two collections of poems, The Dead Ventriloquist (Ahsahta Press, 1995) and Sounds The Living Make (S. F. Austin State Univ., 2012). He has also published four novels for teens: Fast Company, The Boys of San Joaquin, Probably The World's Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Me, and It Was September When We Ran Away.(DK, 1999; Atheneum, 2005, 2006, 2008).

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