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Maximilian & the mystery of the Guardian Angel : a bilingual lucha libre thriller /

by Garza, Xavier.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 207 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781933693989; 1933693983; 9780329926243 (Follett bdg.); 0329926241 (Follett bdg.).Language note: Text in English and Spanish.Other title: Maximilian and the mystery of the Guardian Angel; Mystery of the Guardian Angel.Uniform titles: Maximilian & the mystery of the Guardian Angel. Spanish & English.Subject(s): Wrestling -- Juvenile fiction | Heroes -- Juvenile fiction | Uncles -- Juvenile fiction | Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Texas -- Juvenile fiction | Spanish language materials -- Bilingual | Family life -- Fiction | Texas -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter booksAwards: Pura Belpre Award/Honors, 2012Summary: Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of lucha libre, makes an unexpected connection with his idol, the Guardian Angel, when he takes a tumble over the railing at a match in San Antonio.
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<p>Maximillian's summer vacation resembles one of his beloved lucha libre movies: grudge matches, fantastic villains and the Guardian Angel.</p> <p>A Pura Belpré-winning bilingual cuento. Maximillian is just another 11-year-old lucha libre fan. He goes to the matches, watches the movies and collects the masks of his favorite wrestlers, especially the Guardian Angel. But when he tumbles over the railing at a lucha libre match in San Antonio, Max makes a connection to the world of Mexican wrestling that will ultimately link him--maybe by blood! --to the greatest hero of all time: The Guardian Angel. What was shaping up to be one boringsummer before 6th grade now seems like a story straight out of Max's beloved lucha libre movies!</p> <p>Las vacaciones de verano de Maximillian se parece a una de sus queridas películas de lucha libre: partidos de rencor, villanos fantásticos y el Ángel Guardián.</p> <p>Un cuento bilingüe, ganador de Pura Belpré. Maximillian es solo otro fan de lucha libre de 11 años. Él va a los partidos, mira las películas y colecciona las máscaras de sus luchadores favoritos, especialmente el Ángel Guardian. Pero cuando cae por la barandilla en un combate de lucha libre en San Antonio, Max hace una conexión con el mundo de la lucha mexicana, que finalmente lo vinculará, ¡tal vez por sangre! --Al héroe más grande de todos los tiempos: El Ángel Guardian.</p> <br> <p>A 2012 Pura Belpré Author Honor Award winner!</p> <br> <p> Xavier Garza was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. An enthusiastic author, artist, teacher, and storyteller, his work is a lively documentation of the dreams, superstitions, and heroes in the bigger-than-life world of south Texas.</p> <br>

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Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.), January 2012

School Library Journal, January 2012

Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of lucha libre, makes an unexpected connection with his idol, the Guardian Angel, when he takes a tumble over the railing at a match in San Antonio.

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Text in English and Spanish.

Pura Belpre Award/Honors, 2012

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