Vincent Ventura and the Mystery of the Chupacabras = Vincent Ventura y el misterio del chupacabras
Vincent Ventura and the Mystery of the Chupacabras = Vincent Ventura y el misterio del chupacabras
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Annotation: Vincent, convinced a blood-sucking monster known as el chupacabras is responsible for the rash of dog disappearances in his neighborhood, enlists the help of his cousins Michelle and Bobby to catch the suspected killer.
Catalog Number: #6529624
Format: Paperback
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Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 53, 54 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-558-85869-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-558-85869-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2018029357
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
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ALA Booklist
Garza delves into Spanish folklore and adds action, horror, and mystery to create a wonderfully exciting book. Vincent and his twin cousins Michelle and Bobby are investigating their neighborhood's missing dogs, which began disappearing when Mr. Calaveras moved into 666 Duende street. Vincent begins piecing together clues that lead him to suspect his new neighbor is a Chupacabras, a vampirelike creature from the deep jungles of Puerto Rico. When Vincent's own dog goes missing, he doesn't think twice before grabbing his monster-fighting gear and confronting his neighbor. This illustrated series-starter is formatted as a bilingual flipbook, with the Spanish text occupying one half of the book, and English the other. The descriptive Spanish and high vocabulary make it a strong addition to both elementary and middle school mystery sections.
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ALA Booklist (11/1/18)
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 4-7
Lexile: 700L

When stray dogs start disappearing from the neighborhood, Vincent's dad thinks that maybe the Animal Control Department is finally doing its job. But then, Mrs. Rangel's celebrity chihuahua Chato, who appeared in television commercials promoting tacos, disappears. And Mrs. García's weiner dog and Mrs. West's poodle go missing. Everyone in the neighborhood is puzzled, but Vincent Ventura has a theory.The disappearances started when Mr. Calaveras moved into the house at 666 Duende Street, which is rumored to be haunted. Vincent knows he's not the harmless but grumpy guy that everyone else sees. He's convinced the old man is behind the rash of missing dogs. In fact, Vincent is sure he's a monster, a blood-sucking beast known as el chupacabras!Vincent enlists the aid of his cousin Michelle, the smartest student at their school, and her twin brother Bobby to spy on the suspected killer. Vincent Ventura, monster fighter extraordinaire, is determined to catch him in the act, even if it puts them all in danger! This first installment in Garza's exciting new Monster Fighter Mystery series contains the author's dramatic black and white illustrations. This spine-tingling short novel for ages 8 - 12 will introduce Latino creepy creatures to a new generation of readers.


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