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Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento

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The popularity of lucha libre, Mexico’s version of professional wrestling, is exploding in the United States, thanks to the television show Mucha Lucha. In Xavier Garza’s bilingual kids’ book about this wild and crazy sport, young Carlitos attends a lucha libre match in Mexico City for the first time. He’s with his Papá Lupe, but his Tio Rodolfo, who’s supposed to join them, doesn’t show up. At ringside, Carlitos sees the famous luchador, el Santo—the Man in the Silver Mask, a man whose eyes look terribly familiar. El Santo even smiles at Carlitos! Carlitos is mesmerized as el Santo is pitted against the terrible forces of evil—los rudos, the bad guys of lucha libre. They make the audience boo and hiss! In the end, though, el Santo triumphs and, in the process, gains a lifelong fan.

Kids of all ages are drawn to the allure of lucha libre and its masked men and women. In Lucha Libre, young fans will see this fascinating world come alive: Favorite heroes and much-feared villains, dressed in dazzling and outrageous costumes, strut and prance across the mat and bounce against the ropes, daring anyone to take them to the floor!

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, lucha libre aficionado Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and Washington. Garza and his wife live in San Antonio, Texas. He published his first book, Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys (Arte Público Press), in 2004.

Synopsis:

Carlitos worships el Santo, the most famous of all Mexican wrestlers.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Children's Literature. Latino/Latina Studies. In Xavier Garza's bilingual kids' book about this wild and crazy sport, young Carlitos attends a lucha libre match in Mexico City for the first time. He's with his Papa Lupe, but his Tio Rodolfo, who's supposed to join them, doesn't show up. At ringside, Carlitos sees the famous luchador, el Santo--the Man in the Silver Mask, a man whose eyes look terribly familiar. The popularity of lucha libre, Mexico's version of professional wrestiling, is exploding in the United States, thanks to the television show Mucha Lucha. In this illustrated book, kids of all ages will see this fascinating world come alive.

Synopsis:

Young readers will see the fascinating world of Mexico's version of professional wrestling come alive in this storybook in which a young boy attends a match in Mexico City for the first time, and meets his hero. Full color.

About the Author

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. His book Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel was a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book in 2012.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780938317920
Subtitle:
A Bilingual Cuento
Author:
Garza, Xavier
Author:
Garza, Javier
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Spanish language materials -- Bilingual.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
18
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.28x8.46x.43 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento
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"Synopsis" by ,
Carlitos worships el Santo, the most famous of all Mexican wrestlers.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Children's Literature. Latino/Latina Studies. In Xavier Garza's bilingual kids' book about this wild and crazy sport, young Carlitos attends a lucha libre match in Mexico City for the first time. He's with his Papa Lupe, but his Tio Rodolfo, who's supposed to join them, doesn't show up. At ringside, Carlitos sees the famous luchador, el Santo--the Man in the Silver Mask, a man whose eyes look terribly familiar. The popularity of lucha libre, Mexico's version of professional wrestiling, is exploding in the United States, thanks to the television show Mucha Lucha. In this illustrated book, kids of all ages will see this fascinating world come alive.
"Synopsis" by , Young readers will see the fascinating world of Mexico's version of professional wrestling come alive in this storybook in which a young boy attends a match in Mexico City for the first time, and meets his hero. Full color.
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