Saturday, March 21, 2015

5.0 out of 5 starsTina: From a bookworm!, March 19, 2015
By Tina
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A Walk Back Home: A Humorous Family Saga (Paperback)
A lovely and refreshing look at a family's history written through
the eyes of a child. Gil Garcia's "first book"
is a joyful experience for any reader! LOVED it!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Excerpt from a story titled:
Sleep Learning

(A story based on a First Grade stage play)

In the first-grade play, I was to be a pint-sized pirate like the rest of my class.  We had newspapers folded on the tops of our heads like Napoleon hats.  I was to wear black pants, a loose white shirt, and some kind of red scarf around my skinny waist, which was where my sword would be stuffed.  My father made the sword out of wood and painted the blade silver just for the play.  When the day finally came, I was so terrified as we walked out onto the stage.  When we reached the center of the stage, the prerecorded music to a play called H.M.S. Pinafore began to play.  We were to turn and face the audience and hold onto our waists with our left hands while rocking our bodies back and forth, shifting from one foot to the other while mouthing the words to the music and clenching our right fists as we swung them back and forth to the beat.  Well I did no such thing; instead I searched and searched the auditorium looking for my parents. All the other kids were rocking back and forth while I stood there like a rock in a windy field of tall grass, and when I spotted my parents, I brought the auditorium into a bout of roaring laughter as I raised both my hands and yelled, "Hi, Mom!"

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brenda gutierrez on February 22, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book made me vividly relive the 1940's, so it's on my top five books ever read. It described the upside of a 
family, and even a generation, of having less, so creating more. There are some hilarious situations that are one 
of a kind.
The wise, good-natured parents you can enjoy vicariously or remember your own.
I'll never forget little sensitive Gil and his warring brothers.
This is a book club's dream for discussing values and how they have evolved .
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By Jenny on March 3, 2015
Format: Paperback
I spent this indulgent morning reading my copy, laughing & smiling the whole way through; I even christened it with
joyful tears. Thank you Gil for sharing your beautiful memories of your whimsical childhood with the world! 
This is such a treasure families everywhere can share always.