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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Book 2) by Cathy Camper
  

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Book 2)

Cathy Camper

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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Book 2) by Cathy Camper

The Lowriders are back! Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria and El Chavo Octopus are living their dream at last--they are the proud owners of their very own garage. Then an unexpected series of earthquakes hits their town, and their beloved cat Genie goes missing. Our heroes hit the road in search of him, only to discover that the trail leads to a confusing cornfield. All is not what it seems, as the cornfield leads to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of the Underworld, who is keeping Genie prisoner! It will take all of Lupe's, Elirio's, and El Chavo's courage and smarts to outwit old Mic. But our heroes are brave. They are willing to go all the way to the Centre of the Earth to rescue Genie--and in this book, that's just what they do! Another inventive, visually amazing adventure from the duo that created LOWRIDERS IN SPACE.

Reviews

Satisfyingly over-the-top mayhem. -Kirkus Reviews The storytelling is inventive, juggling cultural references, surreal circumstances, and educational impulses. -School Library Journal The wild antics, exuberant illustrations, and frequent Spanish will launch the Lowriders straight into many hearts. -Booklist Solidly uplifting graphic novel that offer plenty of comedy, adventure, information, and magnificent art. -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books This gonzo graphic novel. celebrates Latino culture, provides memorable dialogue in Spanish, and offers a highly detailed picture of Aztec mythology. Reluctant readers will be drawn to the series by its refreshing, anything-goes attitude and multicultural flavor. --Common Sense Media, 5-star review Raul the Third's drawing will dazzle you. Cathy Camper's writing will have you on the edge of your seat. This book is the complete package-drama, humor, pathos, joy, rice, beans! So refreshing to see el espiritu mexicano come to life in such a fun, well-paced romp to the center of the earth! -Mimi Pond, author of Over Easy and winner of the PEN Center USA Award for Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work This book is dynamite. -Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

About the Author

Cathy Camper's work has been featured in Amy Sedaris' book Simple Times; Crafts for Poor People and in the New York Times review of the book. She's published a children's science book Bugs Before Time; Prehistoric Insects and Their Relatives with Simon and Schuster (2002), and her work has appeared in places like Wired, Cricket, Cicada, Primavera, Women's Review of Books, Utne Reader and Giant Robot. She reviews graphic novels online for Lambda Books. She works for Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, as a librarian doing outreach to schools and kids grade K-12. For more information: www.cathycamper.com Raul Gonzalez's work is drawing much acclaim, and was featured in three shows in 2011: The Community Art Initiative Artist Project: And Their Families, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Close Distance at the Mills Gallery, in Boston Massachusetts, and The Artadia Award Show, at the Art Institute of San Francisco, California. He teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and the Maude Morgan Visual Arts Center in Cambridge. Raul has exhibited his work along the East Coast in Boston and New York at such fine galleries as Carrol and Sons, Space 242, Aidekman Visual Arts Center and many more. He was recently awarded the Wet Paint Grant: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/06/raul-gonzales-receives-ca_n_950786.html Growing up in Texas, he remembers Cholo kids were masters at drawing with Bic pens and that has influenced his style of drawing for this book. For more of his artwork see: www.artbyraul.com

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Cathy Camper
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

5th July 2016

ISBN

9781452123431


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