I could hardly wait to host a spot on the CHUPACARTER by George Lopez & Ryan Calejo Blog Tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours
About the Book
Author: George Lopez & Ryan Calejo
Illustrator: Santy Gutiérrez
Pub. Date: August 30, 2022
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Purchase Here: Amazon (blog books)
With his signature laugh-out-loud humor, world-famous comedian George Lopez launches a fantastical middle grade series inspired by his own colorful childhood and Latinx folklore.
In this illustrated contemporary fantasy, twelve-year-old Jorge is lonely and resentful after being sent to live with his grandparents. His first day at his new school doesn’t go well after catching the attention of his belligerent principal and the school bullies, so Jorge might be a little desperate for a friend.
But the only kid who shares his interest in junk food and games turns out to be a young chupacabra—a legendary monster whose kind is known for being bloodthirsty livestock killers. The truth is, Carter is anything but savage—he’s kind, a good listener, and has great taste in sneakers. Being friends with a mythical creature should be amazing, but when local cattle turn up dead and his principal suspects the truth, Jorge is torn. Should he trust that his friend is innocent and protect him from exposure, or reveal his dangerous existence and change the world forever?
Reviews for Chupacarter
“ChupaCarter is an uproariously good time, full of humor, heart, and unexpected friendships.”
—Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter
“A narrative punctuated with wisecracks and flavored with Spanish phrases and slang…Frights and fun in equal measure.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Gutierrez’s lively b&w illustrations expertly render Jorge and Carter’s occasionally over-the-top, adrenaline-filled adventures. Actor/comedian Lopez and Calejo offer a rollicking tale brimming with Latinx folklore and culture about finding one’s home in the unlikeliest of places that never takes itself too seriously.”—Publishers Weekly
“Some good and gross humor…in this fantasy-infused tale.”—School Library Journal
“There’s orneriness, humor, sass, and friendship – what else do you need? Certainly not a bookmark because once you open this book, you won’t put it down until the end.” – Kim Wilch, One More Exclamation
Take a peek at the book trailer and decide for yourself!
About the Authors
George Lopez is a New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian, actor, and talk show host. He made waves as the star of the most successful English-language prime-time television series about Latin Americans in recent history. His successful stand-up comedy showcases his idiosyncratic point of view and impeccable comedic timing. He lives in Los Angeles.
Ryan Calejo is an award-winning author born and raised in south Florida. His critically acclaimed Charlie Hernández series has been featured on half a dozen state reading lists and is a two-time gold medal winner of the Florida Book Awards.
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