Vincent Ventura and the mystery of the witch owl Vincent Ventura y el misterio de la bruja lechuza

Xavier Garza

Book - 2019

Convinced that his new neighbor, Zulema Ortiz, is a witch owl, Vincent persuades his cousins Michelle and Bobby to help solve the puzzle--while denying he has a crush on Zulema.

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Detective and mystery stories
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books/Arte Público Press [2019]
Main Author
Xavier Garza (author, -)
Other Authors
Gabriela Baeza Ventura (translator)
Item Description
Bilingual. The English and Spanish language versions of this work are printed back-to-back and inverted.
Physical Description
60, 61 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Grades 4-6.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

Young monster hunter Vincent Ventura faces his next greatest foethe dreaded witch owl!A strange new girl moves into the house across the street: 666 Duende. Her arrival intrigues Vincent, who immediately notices her father's eccentric behavior and the three enormous owls that keep a watch on the house. Then the owls transform into three women dressed in black, and it seems that a new monster mystery is afoot. With a little help from his cousins, Vincent gets to know his new neighbors, Zulema Ortiz, who's obsessed with drawing owls, and Mr. Ortiz, a curandero from Mexico. When Vincent discovers that the Ortiz family's hometown, Catemaco, is known as the "witchcraft capital of the world," he begins to suspect that Zulema might be a wicked witch owl. As the brave monster fighter learns more about his mysterious crush and her family's tragic past, the true villain of this adventure swoops in to stir a little monstrous chaos. Taking place shortly after the events of Vincent Ventura and the Mystery of the Chupacabras (2018), Garza's cool series sequel offers a little mystery, a little action, and a lot of fun. A breezy read, Vincent's latest adventure packs folkloric elements in a fast-paced tale that's sure to entice reluctant readers. Similar to its predecessor, this bilingual novel contains both English and Baeza Ventura's Spanish versions, with the latter being superior in readability.A real hoot. (Fantasy. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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