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From the best-selling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes a whimsical retelling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish.
A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. Only one creature could do that - El Chupacabras, the goatsucker! Legend has it that El Chupacabras is a fearsome beast, but you can't believe everything you hear...and sometimes the truth is even more interesting.
Told in equal parts English and Spanish by best-selling author Adam Rubin, this lighthearted take on a modern legend is not told in the traditional bilingual style.
Each sentence is half-Spanish, half-English followed by a repetition of the same line translated the other way around. This mirroring technique allows the languages to intermingle equally. A fun and unique way to introduce either Spanish or English to new listeners.
A note from author Adam Rubin: "I decided to tell this story in an unusual way to explore the beauty of harmony. It's easy to dismiss the unfamiliar, but compassion takes a little more effort. With so many people trumpeting divisiveness right now, it's more important than ever to teach kids that there is more than one way to understand the world."
What the critics say
The 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Winner
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids
"McCreery's vibrantly detailed illustrations, from sneezing goats to a bicycle-riding el chupacabras, inject wonderfully outrageous physical humor into Rubin's rip-roaring retelling." (Publishers Weekly)
"An intriguing title that firmly establishes a modern Latin American legend into the cryptid canon. Highly recommended." (School Library Journal)