Read Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller Online Free - Margarito acts like any other eleven-year-old aficionado of lucha libre. He worships all the players. But in the summer just before sixth grade, he tumbles over the railing at a match in San Antonio and makes a connection to the world of Mexican wrestling that will ultimately connect him—maybe by blood!—to the greatest hero of all time: the Guardian Angel.
A 2012 Pura Belpré Author Honor Award winner!
Xavier Garza was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. An enthusiastic author, artist, teacher, and storyteller, his work is a lively documentation of the dreams, superstitions, and heroes in the bigger-than-life world of south Texas.
|Title||:||Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller|
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December 21, 2017
What a fun read! I loved that it was bilingual, and that the translations matched up so well. The direct, simple language made it easy for even this beginning Spanish reader to compare the pages. The actual story was also fun, and I enjoyed solving the mystery along with Max, cheering for heroes...
October 15, 2017
This is a wonderful bilingual thriller! It is funny, exciting, and full of action. It is very popular with the students at my school. I hope to find more bilingual books as good as this one!
December 29, 2017
Good bilingual resource. Fun fast paced story.
June 22, 2017
Probably one of the worst books I've ever read. But I read it in Spanish so I guess that made it productive for me. Many questionable grammar and vocabulary errors as well as punctuation errors.
July 06, 2012
The following review originally appeared in the July 5, 2012, edition of The Monitor.
Top Shelf Review: Award-winning Book Perfect for Valley Kids
Last week the Pura Belpré Medal (named for the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library) was officially awarded by the Association for Libr...
May 17, 2015
I really enjoyed reading this book! In all honesty, I thought I wasn’t. I’m not a big fan of Lucha Libre, even American wrestling. I never quite found the appeal to it. So when I picked this up, I thought, “Oh, great.” To my surprise, I ended up enjoying it! Perhaps it was the Mexican cultural el...
August 21, 2013
I like to think of this book as a learning experience. I found out quite a bit about Lucha Libre, and how and why it is so popular in Mexico and with the Latino community in America. There is a lot to admire about this part of wrestling, and the author does a solid job of treating it with respect...
October 08, 2013
Maximilian is indeed a fantastic thriller! At first, it seemed like the plot would be predictable and bland, and then--BAM! An unexpected twist that took me on a ride that made reading this book such an enjoyable experience.
I read this book twice. The first time, I read it in Spanish because I ha...
May 15, 2013
TCL Call # J SPANISH Garza X
Adam's rating: 3 stars
Max, or Maximillian as only his mother calls him, is going on 6th grade and is obsessed with lucha libre - a form of wrestling like WWF in Mexico involving masks. Max's favorite luchador is the Guardian Angel. The mystery in the subtitle of the bo...
December 02, 2016
Maximillian is by Xavier Garza. Its a very thrilling and funny book. The book is about a boy and his name is max, and he loves watching lucha libre. His favorite luchador is the one and only Guardian Angel. Nobody knows who the Guardian Angel. But Max might. Max really wants to know who he is. Bu...