Novio Boy: A Play

by Gary Soto

A unique offering from favorite author Gary Soto

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152058630
  • ISBN-10: 015205863X
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 06/01/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

Ninth grader Rudy has a date with eleventh grader Patricia. Now he has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance through the hilarious date itself--all the way to its happy conclusion.
Includes a glossary of Spanish phrases.

About the author
Gary Soto

Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at


"A hip, funny play."--School Library Journal