When Manual was walking to school he wondered why he was going to be in the talent show but then he knew he just wanted the limelight. At school Manual was getting tips for his performance from Benny. During rehearsal Manuals music got stuck in the the record player, but Mr. Roybal said he would fix it.
That night Manual did the dishes and his homework. He had no time to practice so he practiced in the shower. When he went to sleep that night he hoped he would do good and not mess up.
The next night after school he got in his best cloths and went to the talent show. When he went on stage he was nervous but it was going good until the record player froze and started playing the same part over again. In the end everyone liked it and kept asking how did you do, and they all thought it was funny.
Gary Soto was a writer. Gary's wife was Carolyn, and they got married in 1975. Mariko Soto is there child. Gary has a brother and a sister, there names are Rick and Debra Soto. He died on April 12, 1952, he was 66 years old.