Lowriders in Space
Lowriders in Space
Lowriders in Space
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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.

Book Details


  • Manga/Graphic Novel

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Have you ever seen anyone driving a lowrider?  They're pretty cool aren't they?!  Now imagine one moving in space!  

This funky graphic novel follows three car loving friends who visit a local car show.  Their amazing talents send them on a surprise adventure through the universe in their custom lowrider.

All three lovable characters are of Mexican American heritage, so the unique Mexican American speech allows this novel to stand out.  The cultural references are marked and explained at the bottom of the page.

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Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala, and El Chavo Flapjack only want to get better jobs and do what they love in life: work on the most awesome cars in the galaxy. When a car competition comes to town, they have a chance to change their lives for the better.  Can they beat the odds and win the car competition?  Join them on this whirlwind adventure to find out!

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