Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks

Cynthia Leonor Garza (Author) Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Pow! Kids Books
Publish Date
October 02, 2018
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.6 X 10.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781576878941

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About the Author

Cynthia Leonor Garza has enjoyed many shared adventures at the splendiferousmarket since she was a kid. She's a journalist who has worked for several newspapers and her commentaries have appeared on NPR and in The Atlantic. She currently lives with her two daughters, husband, and their quixotic dog Bibi in Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Cynthia, find her @luchalady or on her website, cynthialeonorgarza.com.

Reviews

Sisterhood leads to an adventure befitting a luchadora in Garza and Bermudez's sublime sequel to Lucía the Luchadora (2017). Donning her luchadora mask and silver cape, Lucía dives and soars in her backyard like a true luchadora. Her little sister, Gemma, tries to demonstrate some luchadora flair too, but the younger girl bumbles, tumbles, and SPLATS right on her face. Lucía thinks Gemma "always finds trouble." When Gemma tears a hole in Lucía's beloved mask, a devastated Lucía knows older sisters never win. Abuela, however, offers a solution. The trio head off to the mercado--which Lucía calls a "splendiferousmarket"--to find a luchadora mask for Gemma, one that'll help her "finally act like a real luchadora." Similar to its predecessor, this follow-up pops and snaps with jubilant glee. Garza's buoyant wordplay and delightful characters also continue to shine. Equally, Bermudez's vibrant, action-packed pictures epitomize pure zany fun. Inspired by the tale of Mil Máscaras, a legendary luchador, and the many masks available at the mercado, Lucía dreams of becoming the Girl of a Thousand Masks. Gemma, meanwhile, discovers her luchadora mask and sneaks off into the bustling mercado. Sensing trouble, Lucía follows. Together the luchadoras find a lost kitten and an opportunity to right a wrong. As always, Abu's words ring true: "Remember, the best adventures are shared." Transcendent joy personified in a pair of rip-roaring luchadoras. (Picture book. 3-7)
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW