George Lopez

by George Lopez and Ryan Calejo

Twelve-year-old Jorge is lonely and resentful after being sent to live with his grandparents until he makes a new friend. His new friend loves junk food and video games just like Jorge, but he isn’t human—he’s a young chupacabra named Carter. Find out what happens in this laugh-out-loud contemporary fantasy filled with Latinx folklore.

About the Authors:

George Lopez is a New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian, actor and talk show host. He lives in Los Angeles.

Ryan Calejo is an author and teacher born and raised in south Florida. His Charlie Hernandez series has won several awards and features Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths.

Cupacarter George Lopez

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About Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a book group for 4th graders, offered by NOLS in collaboration with schools in Clallam County. Students, including homeschool students, can sign up through their teachers to participate and receive a free copy of each book. From November through March, Library staff will hold book discussions with participating classrooms.