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Crazy Loco: Stories About Growing Up Chicano in Southern Texas
by David Rice
Meet Loco, a dog with a passion for firecrackers. And Pedro, an altar boy forced to learn a hard lesson from two of the toughest, oldest men ever to serve the Lord. Jordan and Todd are two boys from California who don't know what they're in for when they push their Texas cousins a little too far. Loosely based on the author's own childhood in south Texas, this story collec ...more
School & Library Binding, 0 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Tandem Library
(first published July 14th 2003)
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I've heard David Rice read a few of the stories in this collection back in South Texas at different venues and was amazed at how much his writing had matured since his first book (Give the Pig a Chance--another fine book in its own right). A side note to anyone with an opportunity to experience Rice's presentations--take the chance, go out of your way if you have to, but do listen to him. Back to the book: I was so looking forward to Crazy Loco, and when I got my copy, I got right to it. Dropped ...more
I know David so I cannot write an unbiased review about his short story collection. I will say though, that Rice is an outstanding writer and is work will be greatly appreciated when people get to know more about the Valley. Thank you David, for writing this great collection and for being a friend.
The book "crazy loco" is a really good book it has many short stories and sorta mainly Hispanics family; and one of the stories have to do with crazy loco the dog in the book cover. I think Hispanic teenagers will be interested in this book i liked it. Its appropriate it doesn't have anything sexual or bad .