With his signature laugh-out-loud humor, world-famous comedian George Lopez launches a fantastical middle grade series inspired by his own colorful childhood and Latinx folklore. 

In this illustrated contemporary fantasy, twelve-year-old Jorge is lonely and resentful after being sent to live with his grandparents. His first day at his new school doesn’t go well after catching the attention of his belligerent principal and the school bullies, so Jorge might be a little desperate for a friend.
But the only kid who shares his interest in junk food and games turns out to be a young chupacabra—a legendary monster whose kind is known for being bloodthirsty livestock killers. The truth is, Carter is anything but savage—he's kind, a good listener, and has great taste in sneakers. Being friends with a mythical creature should be amazing, but when local cattle turn up dead and his principal suspects the truth, Jorge is torn. Should he trust that his friend is innocent and protect him from exposure, or reveal his dangerous existence and change the world forever?


Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Georgie never wanted to live with his grandparents on their farm in Boca Falls, New Mexico. All his friends, his Little League team, and his whole life were back in LA. After getting in trouble one too many times at school, his mother tells him she is going to send him to live with his grandparents for a while as she sorts things out. Everything is boring in Boca Falls. His school is called a "Preparatory Academy for Excellence and Learning” and is full of bullies and an extremely mean principal. One day, Georgie meets a chupacabra, a creature he has only heard of as a monster.
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In this book, a boy named Jorge gets kicked out of his old school in Los Angeles, so he has to go live with his grandparents. Jorge is laying on the roof looking at the stars when he hears a strange sound. He goes towards it and meets a chupacabra named Carter, and they become best friends over time. One night Jorge's principal, a hunter, finds out about Carter and starts hunting him. Then dozens of hunters come and terrible attacks start happening. Read on to find out what happens next!  

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