AN AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR TEAM: In addition to his bestselling Grimm series, Adam Gidwitz’s Newbery Honor for The Inquisitor’s Tale has cemented his place as a leading voice in middle grade fiction. Pura Belpré Honor-winning author David Bowles doubles the star power.
EXPERT GUEST AUTHOR: David Bowles brings a rich and inspired new level of content and insight to the URS’s latest adventure. Like Joe Bruchac, David takes the series to amazing new heights.
AWESOME NEW BEAST: The fascinating, spiny, blood-sucking chupacabras has often captured the imaginations of children’s book readers and creators. Here, their history and mythology are part of a rich and informed story about life on the U.S.-Mexican border.
ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT: Even a blood-sucking chupacabras can be delightful in the skilled hands of illustrator Hatem Aly. His art is the perfect complement to the stories in the URS series, offering quick, encouraging page turns for young readers.
MULTICULTURAL MYTHOLOGY: The series is an action-packed ride through cultural histories across the globe, introducing kids to new worlds of rich tales and mythological animals.
Praise for the Unicorn Rescue Society series:
“As facts are interwoven and also combined with a multitude of puns, the narrative is informative and lighthearted…. Learning while laughing is the goal, and it is achieved.” -School Library Journal
“An easy, fun hook for readers.” - The New York Times Book Review
“A rollicking tale with engaging characters and an irresistible premise.” -Booklist
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