|Popular kids book author Xavier Garza returns with another collection of stories featuring spooky characters from Mexican-American folklore. Theres a witch that takes the shape of a snake in order to poison and punish those who disregard her warnings; green-skinned, red-eyed creatures called chupacabras that suck the blood from wild pigs, but would just as soon suck the blood from a human who has lost his way in the night; a young girl disfigured in a fire set by a scorned lover who gets her revenge as the Donkey Lady; and the Elmendorf Beast, said to have the head of a wolf with skin so thick its impervious to shotgun blasts. Accompanied by the authors striking illustrations of the creepy creatures, the hair-raising stories in this bilingual collection for kids ages 8 - 12 are sure to lure even the most reluctant readers into its pages.|
From the Publisher:
Short stories based on Mexican and Mexican-American folklore depict the encounters of traditional and contemporary people with a variety of scary creatures.