Lowriders in Space

Lowriders in Space

eBook - 2014
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7 years and up.
Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders'cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash'just what the team needs to open their own shop! 'Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe' Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books LLC, 2014
ISBN: 9781452130507
Characteristics: 1 online resource : chiefly ill
Additional Contributors: Gonzalez, Raul 1976-- Illustrator

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JCLChrisK Feb 02, 2017

Original, clever, couched in culture, and beautifully drawn. I found it much too loud and busy for my tastes, but I think there are many who will love it, particularly how it reflects their experiences in a way that few other books do.

LydiatheLibrarian May 17, 2015

A celebration of the artistry, creativity and mechanical expertise found in the low rider culture. Ages 8-12

Ms_Gaye Apr 04, 2015

Fun, adventurous graphic novel with retro styled illustrations in a Mexican American/Outer Space setting. Notes and slang dictionary included. Grades 4-7

Mar 09, 2015

There aren’t many books for Latino graphic novel readers. Camper and Raul the Third have created a story that will appeal to car lovers as well as comic book fans. A crazy trio of friends wants to win a carload of money in a lowrider contest. They’re creative and when their car which has been customized with parts from a closed airplane factory shoots into space, they’re in for a whole new dimension for customizing a car. The quirkly characters and the goofy story line will attract young readers.

Jan 30, 2015

Terrific graphic novel for the younger set - cars, space, competition and some Latino/a flavor to top it off. This was a big hit in our house!


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