It’s summer in East Los Angeles, and Hector and his best amigo Mando are bored. But when they spend the weekend in Fresno with Uncle Julio, a freelance photographer, things heat up.
Uncle Julio takes the boys on a photo shoot up in a rickety old airplane. Flying over the highway, they spot an armored car heist, and Uncle Julio snaps some shots of the robbers. After they report was they saw to the local newspaper, pictures of Hector and Mando appear in the next morning's edition. The robbers—two of the most inept thugs ever to steal anything—decide to teach the boys a lesson. When the two dumb thugs and the two quick-witted boys meet up, the results are hilarious.
“A fun-paced adventure...Crazy Weekend has something for everyone.”
“Lighthearted and fast-paced.”
—The Horn Book
Gary Soto is the award-winning author of many books for adults, young adults, and children, including The Effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno Boy, Baseball in April, Living Up the Street, Buried Onions, and Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Paperback / $10.95 / ISBN 978-0-89255-286-3 / 144 pages / Fiction