Chato's Kitchen, Part 1995

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Putnam's, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Gary Soto introduces Chato, the coolest, low-riding cat this side of East LA. Chato and his best buddy Novio Boy are cooking up a feast to serve with their new neighbors, a family of five plump mice--who have no idea they are to be the main course at their own housewarming party. Luckily, the mice are bringing their own guest to the party. Full-color illustrations.

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The plot is simple, with a nice twist in the end. - Goodreads
Great, life like illustrations. - Goodreads
Also, the pictures are colorful and add to the story. - Goodreads

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Chato's Kitchen / Gary Soto / 1997 Genre: fiction Format: picture book Plot Summary: To get the "ratoncitos," little mice who have moved into the barrio, to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares ... Read full review

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1996 Pura Belpré Medal Winner (for illustration) In Chato's Kitchen, the cat Chato and his friend Novio Boy invite some mice over for dinner, intending, of course, to eat the mice. The mice surprise ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, and raised in Fresno California. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College, graduating in 1974 with an English degree. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Nation, Plouqhshares, The Iowa Review, Ontario Review and Poetry, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in Poets in Person. He is one of the youngest poets to appear in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Soto has received the Discovery-The Nation Prize, the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award twice, a Recogniton of Merit from the Claremont Graduate School for Baseball in April, the Silver Medal from The Commonwealth Club of California, and the Tomás Rivera Prize, in addition to fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts twice, and the California Arts Council. For ITVS, he produced the film The Pool Party, which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal. Soto wrote the libretto for an opera titled Nerd-landia for the The Los Angeles Opera. In 1999 he received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the PEN Center West Book Award for Petty Crimes. He serves as Young People's Ambassador for the California Rural Legal Assistance and the United Farm Workers of America. Soto is the author of ten poetry collections for adults, with New and Selected Poems a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His recollections Living Up the Street received a Before Columbus Foundation 1985 American Book Award.

Susan Guevara has illustrated many books for children and has twice won the American Library Association's prestigious Pura Belpre Award. She was also the recipient of the first Tomas Rivera Award. She lives in Soda Springs, California.

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