Maximilian & the Lucha Libre Club (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures #3) / Maximilian y el Club de Lucha Libre
Written and illustrated by Xavier Garza
Cecilia, the love of Max's life, has moved to Los Angeles, and the new girl in town, the green-eyed vixen named Paloma, is JUST a friend. At least, that's how Max sees things. But despite what he thinks, the match is on between Cecilia and Paloma, both vying for the noble and wild heart that Max doesn't quite understand he has. The trick is that Max lives a double life only Paloma knows about. While he looks like a nerdy sixth-grader, in reality he's a prince, descended from royal blood. And his uncle is the most famous luchador of all time, the very king of lucha libre--the Guardian Angel. Will Paloma blow Max's cover to Cecilia? Max sure hopes not!
Cecilia, el amor de la vida de Max, se mudó a Los Ángeles, y la chica nueva en la ciudad, la muchacha atractiva de ojos verdes llamada Paloma, es SOLO una amiga. Al menos, así es como Max ve las cosas. Pero, a pesar de lo que él piensa, Cecilia y Paloma están en la pelea, ambas compitiendo por el corazón noble y salvaje que Max no comprende completamente que tiene. El truco es que Max vive una doble vida que solo Paloma conoce. Si bien parece un nerd de sexto grado, en realidad es un príncipe, descendiente de sangre real. Y su tío es el luchador más famoso de todos los tiempos, el mismísimo rey de la lucha libre: el Ángel de la Guarda. ¿Paloma le revelará a Cecilia el secreto de Max? ¡Max verdaderamente espera que no!
About the Creators
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, author and lucha libre aficionado Xavier Garza is a prolific and enthusiastic author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City and is a lively documentation of the dreams, superstitions, and heroes in the bigger-than-life world of South Texas. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. He has authored and illustrated fourteen books, and has received such prestigious awards as the Americas Honor Book Award in 2005, the Tejas Star Book Award three times from 2007-2010 and the Pura Belpré Honor Book award in 2012. In 2014 he was awarded both the NAACS Tejas Young Adult Book Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Children's Book Award. In 2019 Xavier Garza will be inducted into the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters. Garza lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Irma and their teen son Vincent.