Book Launch Extravaganza: Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie

Hear author Frederick Luis Aldama read excerpts from his newly published picture book, The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie, and learn more about the artwork from illustrator Chris Escobar!


Order The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie by July 1, 2020, and you'll be entered into winning this exclusive giveway:

  • Limited edition Chupacabra Charlie t-shirt
  • A signed, original sketch by Chris Escobar
  • $10 Cover to Cover Children's Books coupon

One entry per book--so the more books you buy the more likely you'll win! Two winners will be announced during the online event on July 2.

“The adventure Charlie and Lupe embark on is a timely and courageous one as it addresses the migration crisis on the border and the imprisonment of children.” —Kirkus Reviews

In their debut picture book, Frederick Luis Aldama and Chris Escobar invite young readers along on the adventures of Chupacabra Charlie, a polite, handsome, and unusually tall ten-year-old chupacabra yearning for adventure beyond the edge of los Estados Unidos. With magical realism, allegory, and gentle humor, Aldama and Escobar have created a story that will resonate with young and old readers alike as it incorporates folklore into its subtle take on the current humanitarian crisis at the border.

Frederick Luis Aldama is Irish-Guatemalan and Mexican Latinx. His mamá was a bilingual elementary school teacher in California. As a kid, he couldn’t get enough of his abuelita’s stories of El Chupacabra, La Llorona, and El Cucuy. Today he is Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University. He is the author, coauthor, editor, and coeditor of 36 books.

Chris Escobar is a printmaker and cartoonist currently living in Savannah, Georgia. He has an MFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Chris has created illustrations for the comic anthology Floating Head and editorial illustrations for Dirt Rag magazine, among other publications.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
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The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie (Latinographix) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814255865
Availability: Coming From our Warehouse. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mad Creek Books - June 2nd, 2020