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ChupaCarter by George Lopez & Ryan Calejo

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Publishing Date: August 30, 2022


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?

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About George Lopez:

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.

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About Ryan Calejo:

Ryan Calejo is the author of the Charlie Hernández series. He was born and raised in south Florida, where he graduated from the University of Miami with a BA. He teaches swimming to elementary school students, chess to middle school students, and writing to high school students. Having been born into a family of immigrants and growing up in the so-called “Capital of Latin America,” Ryan knows the importance of diversity in our communities and is passionate about writing books that children of all ethnicities can relate to.

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Omg ChupaCarter was so much fun Jorge as a main character was such a good choice as his humour and jokes were on par and made me chuckle especially when it involved Paz and her throwing things. It reminded me when I was young and both my brother and I were playing music we never heard our Mum when it was dinner time that is until she threw a shoe usually at my bedroom door.

The you get Carter who was adorable and his friendship with Jorge was so cute they each taught each other how to be a better person. I actually cried in some parts but I'm not going to say what the scenes were as I never do spoilers.

For me the illustrations and the writing were a match made in heaven and I wanted more so I trawled amazon and the new book in the series was out so I bought it. I hope to read it very soon.

For all the above reasons ChupaCarter gets 5 massive stars

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