By René Saldaña

Joey is worked up and fearful concerning the university dance simply because Marlen, the affection of his lifestyles, has agreed to be his date. yet Joey has heard rumors that she should be assembly another individual, and as he waits for her to teach up he can’t aid yet fear the gossip might be real. yes sufficient, a artful, well-dressed stranger asks Marlen to bounce sooner than Joey may also get to her. and shortly the good-looking couple is burning up the dance floor—literally!

In this choice of tales in response to Mexican-American lore, writer and educator René Saldaña, Jr. spins age-old stories with a latest twist. Lauro and Miguel run for his or her lives—with los angeles Llorona’s chilly breath on their necks— after being stuck smoking cigarettes down through the river. There’s Felipe, who’s so made up our minds to win again the Peñitas Grand grasp Marble Champion identify that he’s prepared to make a deal for a shooter with a supernatural aspect. And whilst Louie’s leg swells up after he cuts his toe twiddling with a knife, he can’t support yet wonder whether his mom’s caution should be real. Are his guts quite going to spill out of his wound simply because he lower himself doing anything stupid?

Set within the author’s local South Texas, those are the tales mom and dad have informed their young ones for generations to deter undesirable habit and inspire children to stick just about domestic. yet Saldaña breathes new lifestyles into those conventional stories with modern settings, matters and conflicts which are absolute to resonate with today’s youth.


“Ages-old supernatural parts combine good with a high-interest, present surroundings in southern Texas to create a compelling set of stories. The tales diversity from certainly scary to gloriously ugly, yet them all are memorable. This assortment is suggested for libraries serving center university and highschool scholars, rather people with a considerable Hispanic population.” — VOYA

“Smartly written, Saldaña crafts bright characters via his well-paced plots and captivating, spine-tingling narrations. [He] faithfully offers new existence to the spooky folklore of the South and makes the stories clean for today’s adolescent readers, who will be left pondering what different creatures lurk within the night.” —BOOKLIST

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