Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel
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Pub Date: 10/18/2011

Pages: 160

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN 13: 9781933693989

ISBN 10: 1933693983

Price: $12.95 / $16.99 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel

By Xavier Garza

Price: $12.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Margarito acts like any other eleven-year-old aficionado of lucha libre. He worships all the players. But in the summer just before sixth grade, he tumbles over the railing at a match in San Antonio and makes a connection to the world of Mexican wrestling that will ultimately connect him—maybe by blood!—to the greatest hero of all time: the Guardian Angel.


A 2012 Pura Belpré Author Honor Award winner!


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.


About the Book

Margarito acts like any other eleven-year-old aficionado of lucha libre. He worships all the players. But in the summer just before sixth grade, he tumbles over the railing at a match in San...

Author

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. His book Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel was a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book in 2012.

Awards

ALA Notable Children's Books, 2012
2012 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book