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Lopez, George, 1961-2023
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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?
Main title:
ChupaCarter / George Lopez with Ryan Calejo ; illustrated by Santy Gutiérrez.
New York : Viking, 2023.©2022
255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series title:
A fantastical middle grade series inspired by Latinx folklore.
Upper primaryFor Ages: 8+ years old
9780593465974 (hardcover)9780593465981 (paperback)
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