ChupaCarter and the Haunted Piñata (Hardcover)

ChupaCarter and the Haunted Piñata By George Lopez, Ryan Calejo, Santy Gutiérrez (Illustrator) Cover Image

ChupaCarter and the Haunted Piñata (Hardcover)


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This is book number 2 in the ChupaCarter series.

In this hilarious follow-up to ChupaCarter, world-famous entertainer George Lopez delivers a spooky tale of mystery, revenge, and friendship starring 12-year-old Jorge and Carter, the fearsome but friendly Chupacabra!

Inspired by his own childhood and packed with clever illustrations, George Lopez's sequel to ChupaCarter sees Jorge finally feeling at home in his new town, thanks to his awesome friends Liza and Ernie—and especially Carter, the chupacabra.

    New kid Jorge is shocked to learn that his beastly friend Carter isn't the only legendary creature in Boca falls. Every few years, the town is terrorized by a haunted . . . piñata? Rumor has it that the petrifying party decoration floats around setting eerie fires to avenge a long-ago betrayal. Jorge can't help but laugh, until a rash of green fires forces the townspeople to consider moving away, including the parents of his pals Ernie and Liza!

    With Carter at their side, the three friends are in a race against time to catch the real culprit before they're separated forever . . . or the whole town is set aflame. Which will come first?
George Lopez's multifaceted career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy, and late-night programs. He currently stars in and executive produces the NBC sitcom Lopez vs. Lopez, and he can also be seen in his Netflix original comedy special, We'll Do It for Half. His autobiography Why You Crying? was a New York Times bestseller. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America by TIME magazine and one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities by Harris Poll. ChupaCarter is his first series for children.

Visit him online at George

Ryan Calejo is an award-winning author born and raised in South Florida. His critically acclaimed Charlie Hernández series has been featured on half a dozen state reading lists and is a two-time gold medal winner of the Florida Book Awards.

Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @RyanCalejo.

Santy Gutiérrez grew up in Vigo and now lives in Corunna (La Coruña), both seaside cities in Spain. In his career, he has won acclaim as the Best Spanish Young Editorial Cartoonist and Best Galician Caricaturist, and he founded BAOBAB Studio Artists' Collective. His wife and son are his personal inspirations.

Follow him on Instagram @SantyGutierrez_Art.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593466001
ISBN-10: 0593466004
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: ChupaCarter
"Seasoning the narrator’s account with Spanish words, including flavorful Chicano slang, Lopez and Calejo alternate chuckles and chills as the young detectives struggle with their fears... A fresh, lively escapade with lots of übercreepy bits. ¡Órale!"
Kirkus Reviews

"Lopez and Calejo have created another exciting adventure for young readers that is sprinkled with Spanish words and phrases. The humor in the story is elevated by Gutiérrez's artwork. A great reminder that you can count on your friends to help save the day."

Praise for ChupaCarter:

"Chupacarter is an uproariously good time, full of humor, heart, and unexpected friendships." 
—Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter

"Fast-paced and funny, with lively illustrations."
The Washington Post

"A narrative punctuated with wisecracks and flavored with Spanish phrases and slang...Frights and fun in equal measure."
Kirkus Reviews

"Gutierrez’s lively b&w illustrations expertly render Jorge and Carter’s occasionally over-the-top, adrenaline-filled adventures. Actor/comedian Lopez and Calejo offer a rollicking tale brimming with Latinx folklore and culture about finding one’s home in the unlikeliest of places that never takes itself too seriously."
Publishers Weekly

"Some good and gross this fantasy-infused tale."
School Library Journal