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Maximilian & the Bingo Rematch (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures)

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Publisher Comments:

Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch is the sequel to Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel, an honor book for the Pura Belpre Award. Xavier Garza rules the ring when it comes to writing and illustrating action-packed, high-interest books filled with crazy comic-book art and set in the emotionally charged world of sixth grade.

In Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel, Max tumbles over the railing at a lucha match in San Antonio and makes a connection to the world of Mexican wrestling that will ultimately link him to the greatest hero of all time: the Guardian Angel. He also falls in love with the beautiful Cecilia Cantú. In Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch, suddenly everybody seems to be fighting: a couple of cranky tías who, like lucha libre rudos, will stop at nothing to triumph in the church's lotería game; his masked uncles going for the tag-team title of the world; and a green-eyed vixen named Paloma who challenges his love for Cecilia. Will good triumph over evil? Max sure hopes so!

Xavier Garza was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He is an enthusiastic author, artist, teacher, and storyteller whose work is a lively documentation of the dreams, superstitions, and heroes in the bigger-than-life world of south Texas. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona, and the state of Washington. He lives with his wife and son in San Antonio, Texas.

Synopsis:

Maximilians old aunts battle for the Queen Bingo trophy while his sweetheart and the new girl war for Max's heart.

About the Author

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, author and luche 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 the state of Washington. Garza lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Irma and their young son Vincent.

He published his first book, Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys (Arte Publico Press), in 2004. Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask was released in Spring 2005 and quickly became a hit among children and lucha libre fans. Lucha Libre won an Honor Book, Américas Award and a STARRED REVIEW from Críticas Magazine.

He followed that up with Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid: The story of Santa's primo and his little sidekick, now available in paperback.

His latest book, and second bilingual lucha libre cuento, Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel is available now! The American Library Association chose the book as a 2012 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935955597
Subtitle:
A Lucha Libre Sequel
Author:
Garza, Xavier
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Max's Lucha Libre Adventures
Publication Date:
20131112
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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