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The Resource Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

Label
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
Title
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
Statement of responsibility
by Ryan Calejo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving. But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself. Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world). No pressure, muchacho
Summary
Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernandez learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
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10734155
Cataloging source
DLC
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Calejo, Ryan
Index
no index present
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780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fables & Fairytales
  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_542680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781534426603
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_542680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781534426603
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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