Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

eBook - 2018
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"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) "A winner for all kids, but it will be especially beloved by Latinx and Hispanic families"–Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 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.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. 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. 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). No pressure, muchacho.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781534426603
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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When he grows horns and feathers, Charlie figures out that the myths his abuela told him are true, and they are coming for him . First in a series.


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GreenNinjaGirl
Jul 16, 2019

This book was okay. Kind of confusing so pay attention to details but quite a good story never the less. follows the adventures of Charlie a middle schooler who has a little problem... When his parents mysteriously disappear he starts sprouting feathers and devils horns! What's going on and what does it have to do with the ancient stories his grandma told him. 12+

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pfsheckarski
Feb 04, 2019

Fantastic cover. If I were an author, I'd weep with joy to have it.

Novel's action is breathless, but nonetheless vividly imagined. Characters felt more like props for the action than fully realized personalities. Really disliked the choice to depict Ponce de Leon as a heroic figure. Learned lots about Hispanic & Latinx folklore.

DCLkids Jan 02, 2019

A Great Books for Great Kids pick. Fans of Rick Riordan’s series will love the story of Charlie and the tales his grandmother tells him about supernatural creatures based on Hispanic and Latino folklore. Grades 4-6.

Ms_Gaye Dec 11, 2018

Action-packed adventure with a host of creatures from Hispanic and Latino mythology! An engaging fantasy with themes of friendship and hope. Ages 9-12

OPL_KrisC Nov 21, 2018

An action-packed adventure story inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths. Definitely for fans of Percy Jackson and anything to do with mythology.

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GreenNinjaGirl thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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