Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter

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$17.99  $16.73
Scholastic Press
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5.7 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series, The Vicious Deep trilogy, and Star Wars: A Crash of Fate. She has contributed stories to the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York.

Praise for Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter:

* "With a gutsy, lionhearted protagonist, an inventive cryptid menagerie, and a sensitive portrayal of grief's effect on individuals and familial dynamics as seen through young eyes, Córdova's narrative comes aglow as it unfolds, radiating warmth, humor, and a love of the fantasy genre on each and every page." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

* "From the author who created the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy, Córdova brings a new fantastical adventure to younger readers. Córdova crafts an adventure story to explain a standard lesson that monsters (like humans) are not all bad and can be misunderstood. A wonderful read that shows people should never underestimate the power of family -- or their youngest siblings!" -- Booklist, Starred Review

"Middle grade fantasy at its finest, led by a protagonist who has as much spirit and fire as the monsters she's sworn to protect." -- Rena Barron, author of Maya and the Rising Dark

"An action-packed, un-put-down-able, adventure filled with fun, family, and fabulous magical creatures! You're in for a real treat!" -- Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of Spark

"A wondrous journey, full of friendship, family, and self-discovery. It has everything I look for in a book -- heart, humor, and an innovative magic system." -- Alex Aster, award-winning author of the Emblem Island series

Praise for The Way To Rio Luna

*"Córdova infuses Danny's quest with friendship, whimsy, and boundless creativity... the result is a revised canon of children's fantasy literature to center a global mythology, heralded by children of color. With its diverse, fully-realized cast of characters and inventive world-building, this complex adventure quest is a rare treat for fantasy lovers and those who believe in magic." -- School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Córdova takes classic fairy-tale tropes and structure and modernizes them, adding diversity and providing a fresh storyline that a broad group of children will be able to relate to. Fans of the Narnia books or Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth will delight in this microcosmic story-within-a-story, full of secrets and surprises and overflowing with introductions to a host of whimsical characters." -- Booklist, Starred Review