Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones PDF

Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones A highly recommended adventure series School Library Journal OctoberWell worth it for ravenous fans of quest stories Kirkus Reviews August ,After saving his parents from the legendary bruja La Cuca, Charlie is just settling into his new life with the League of Shadows when Queen Joanna, their leader, is kidnapped He and his friend Violet embark on a quest to rescue Joanna, and their pursuit takes them through Brazil, Argentina, and Chile up to El Salvador and Mexico As they piece together clues involving mysterious castles of bones and a centuries old necromancer, Charlie and Violet encounter various creatures from Hispanic myths, including a lobisomem Brazilian werewolf , an alicanto bird, and okpe ogres, some of whom help, while others try to stop the children at all costs But when they reach their final destination and uncover an ancient secret, Charlie learns that those he thought were friends may in fact be enemies Through brief, fast paced chapters, this ongoing adventure introducesvibrant culture and legends, all while developing Charlie, Violet, and the other members of La Liga Middle grade readers will enjoy this second installment of the Charlie Hernndez series with its adventure, memorable characters, and heartbreak Booklist September ,Filled with action with fast paced chapters, Calejo s novel is sure to draw in readers and introduce them to the magic, beauty, and history of Hispanic myths and legends many of which are elaborated on further in a glossary for those unfamiliar with the stories 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 for Charlie Hernndez He s not the chosen one but the bad guys think he is Mexican born, American raised Charlie Hernndez just grew horns And feathers It s inconvenient All of a sudden, all the Hispanic both Latin American and Iberian myths he learned from his abuela leave the world of legend and reveal themselves in Miami and everyone, good and bad, seems to be after Charlie A winner for all kids, but it will be especially beloved by Latinx and Hispanic families who may recognize some of the characters Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW for Charlie Hernndez The story is fast paced and jam packed with many encounters with mythological creatures loosely based on folklore from around the Spanish speaking world The glossary at the end is helpful with a description and country of origin for each mythological being VERDICT A great start to a new series that will be devoured by fantasy fans who enjoy action with ample doses of mythological inspirations School Library Journal for Charlie Hernndez JanuaryThis magical adventure brings the Hispanic mythologiesto lifethe detailed attention to various Hispanic folkloric and mythological traditions is accessible to readers new to the legends as well as old hands, and this multicultural story proves to be a satisfying read for anyone interested in fantasy action BCCB for Charlie Hernndez October Ryan Calejo is the author of the Charlie Hernndez series He was born and raised in south Florida, where he graduated from the University of Miami with a BA He teaches swimming to elementary school students, chess to middle school students, and writing to high school students Having been born into a family of immigrants and growing up in the so called Capital of Latin America, Ryan knows the importance of diversity in our communities and is passionate about writing books that children of all ethnicities can relate toA highly recommended adventure series School Library Journal OctoberWell worth it for ravenous fans of quest stories Kirkus Reviews August ,After saving his parents from the legendary bruja La Cuca, Charlie is just settling into his new life with the League of Shadows when Queen Joanna, their leader, is kidnapped He and his friend Violet embark on a quest to rescue Joanna, and their pursuit takes them through Brazil, Argentina, and Chile up to El Salvador and Mexico As they piece together clues involving mysterious castles of bones and a centuries old necromancer, Charlie and Violet encounter various creatures from Hispanic myths, including a lobisomem Brazilian werewolf , an alicanto bird, and okpe ogres, some of whom help, while others try to stop the children at all costs But when they reach their final destination and uncover an ancient secret, Charlie learns that those he thought were friends may in fact be enemies Through brief, fast paced chapters, this ongoing adventure introducesvibrant culture and legends, all while developing Charlie, Violet, and the other members of La Liga Middle grade readers will enjoy this second installment of the Charlie Hernndez series with its adventure, memorable characters, and heartbreak Booklist September ,Filled with action with fast paced chapters, Calejo s novel is sure to draw in readers and introduce them to the magic, beauty, and history of Hispanic myths and legends many of which are elaborated on further in a glossary for those unfamiliar with the stories 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 for Charlie Hernndez He s not the chosen one but the bad guys think he is Mexican born, American raised Charlie Hernndez just grew horns And feathers It s inconvenient All of a sudden, all the Hispanic both Latin American and Iberian myths he learned from his abuela leave the world of legend and reveal themselves in Miami and everyone, good and bad, seems to be after Charlie A winner for all kids, but it will be especially beloved by Latinx and Hispanic families who may recognize some of the characters Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW for Charlie Hernndez The story is fast paced and jam packed with many encounters with mythological creatures loosely based on folklore from around the Spanish speaking world The glossary at the end is helpful with a description and country of origin for each mythological being VERDICT A great start to a new series that will be devoured by fantasy fans who enjoy action with ample doses of mythological inspirations School Library Journal for Charlie Hernndez JanuaryThis magical adventure brings the Hispanic mythologiesto lifethe detailed attention to various Hispanic folkloric and mythological traditions is accessible to readers new to the legends as well as old hands, and this multicultural story proves to be a satisfying read for anyone interested in fantasy action BCCB for Charlie Hernndez October Ryan Calejo is the author of the Charlie Hernndez series He was born and raised in south Florida, where he graduated from the University of Miami with a BA He teaches swimming to elementary school students, chess to middle school students, and writing to high school students Having been born into a family of immigrants and growing up in the so called Capital of Latin America, Ryan knows the importance of diversity in our communities and is passionate about writing books that children of all ethnicities can relate to


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