The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
Life is confusing for Mateo Martinez. He and Johnny Ramirez don't hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time knights, but it only gets them in trouble. And last night, two skunks stole Mateo's old trike. Wait two skunks stole his trike? Mateo is too big for that rusty kid toy. He has a cool, shiny new bike anyway. But Mateo also has a neighborhood to protect. And he's about to begin a big, stinky quest to catch the thieves in the middle of the night! As Mateo protects his neighborhood, he also learns a few things about growing up and letting go.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Humor
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Robin Yardi is about Mateo Martinez, a knight in shining armor. Mateo loves to pretend to be a knight and protect his neighborhood. Mateo thought he knew everything about his neighborhood but one night, he was looking out the window and saw two skunks riding his old trike. They were stealing his old trike, and Mateo wants it back. Read the book to follow Mateo's plan to become a knight, get his trike back, and protect his neighborhood.

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