Charlie Hernández & the league of shadows /Material type: BookPublisher: New York, New York : Aladdin, 2018.Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition.Description: 330 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781534426580; 1534426582.Other title: Charlie Hernández and the league of shadows.Subject(s): Shapeshifting -- Fiction | Folklore -- Latin America -- Fiction | Secret societies -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Hispanic Americans -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- Hispanic & Latino | JUVENILE FICTION -- Fantasy & Magic | Shapeshifting -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore -- Latin America -- Juvenile fiction | Secret societies -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: "Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernández learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world."--Colophon.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"This is a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan's many series, particularly for those eager for mythologies beyond Greek and Roman stories." -- Booklist (starred review) <br> <br> "A winner for all kids, but it will be especially beloved by Latinx and Hispanic families." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) <br> <br> The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America. <br> <br> Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela 's stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie's always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe--nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving.<br> <br> But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations--ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend--he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he's spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself.<br> <br> Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga , a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother's stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn't possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what's happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world).<br> <br> No pressure, muchacho .
"Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernández learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world."--Colophon.