- 出版社: Dutton Books for Young Readers (2019年4月16日)
- 丛书名: The Unicorn Rescue Society
- 精装: 208页
- 读者对象: 7 - 10 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0735231796
- 条形码: 9780735231795
- 商品尺寸: 14.8 x 1.9 x 21.9 cm
- 商品重量: 386 g
- ASIN: 0735231796
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The Chupacabras of the Río Grande (英语) 精装 – 2019年4月16日
Praise for the Unicorn Rescue Society series:
"As facts are interwoven and also combined with a multitude of puns, the narrative is informative and lighthearted.... Learning while laughing is the goal, and it is achieved." -School Library Journal
"An easy, fun hook for readers." - The New York Times Book Review
"A rollicking tale with engaging characters and an irresistible premise." -Booklist
Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing his Newbery Honor-winning The Inquisitor's Tale, including a year living in Europe. Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. Find Adam online at adamgidwitz.com or @AdamGidwitz.
David Bowles is a Mexican American author from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas, Río Grande Valley. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has written several titles, most notably the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Smoking Mirror.
Chris Lenox Smith is the Creative Director and cofounder of Mixtape Club, an award-winning audiovisual creative studio. Mixtape works with a range of brands and artists, including Google, HBO, ESPN, Spotify, Primus, and They Might Be Giants, to create memorable, narrative-driven films. Chris is a two-time winner of the ADC Young Guns Award for animation and music composition, his work spans across media, from short films and commercial work to musical scores that marry influences from the precomputer era with modern techniques.
Jesse Casey is the Managing Director and cofounder of Mixtape Club, an award-winning audiovisual creative studio. Mixtape works with a range of brands and artists, including Google, HBO, ESPN, Spotify, Primus, and They Might Be Giants, to create memorable, narrative-driven films. Drawing from his twin backgrounds in computer programming and printmaking, Jesse's work embraces contemporary technology as a means to re-create the craft and artistry of classic film and animation.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. Find him online at metahatem.com or @metahatem.
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In The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande, I love how the setting in Laredo, Texas proves crucial to the conflicts. Elliott and Uchenna go there to investigate the eponymous creature. Yes, characterization of the chupacabras is inventive and plausible! Current issues such as opposition to expanding the "border wall" come through in a nuanced, authentic way. Language usage, cultural references, and environmental concerns effectively convey the border location. Great plot! I have to add that the copious amounts of illustrations by Hatem Aly are perfect. I love how the chupacabras and the human characters are visually depicted. All the elements function together to make this series a must-have for elementary and middle schools.