Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid (Hardcover)

Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid By Xavier Garza, Xavier Garza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Xavier Garza, Xavier Garza (Illustrator)
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Santa needs help Abracadabra Cousin Pancho and little Victor become Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid

Let's welcome Santa's newest helper: his cousin Pancho, a farmer living down in South Texas who is so smart he speaks both Spanish and English. Back in the day, Pancho was a mariachi singer with a whole lot of style and a fancy sombrero. But as the years passed, Pancho got, well, a little older and a little wider all around. Then one night his primo Santa Claus showed up. Santa needed some help along the US/Mexico border. Pancho volunteered. And then, poof, Santa transformed Pancho into the resplendent Charro Claus with his incredible Flying Burritos. And Charro Claus, it turns out, even had his own surprise elf--his nephew Vincente

All Christmas Eve, Vincente and Pancho deliver toys to the boys and girls on the border. Neither rain, cloudy skies, wire fences, or concrete walls keep them from covering every inch of their newly assigned territory. And they don't forget a single town or city. How could they? The border is their home.

Praise For…

"Garza’s original text and bold, full-page illustrations will surely pull readers into the excitement of this new 'border' story. A wonderful acquisition." Críticas

"The full-spread paintings are bright and energetic A cheerful purchase." School Library Journal

"Charro Claus is the perfect gift for the children of your Minute Men relatives." San Antonio Current

"Bold, stylized cartoon-like illustrations help this creative author/illustrator tell the story of Santa Claus' Mexican cousintelling it in both English and Spanish." —Children's Literature

"[This] bilingual retelling of the Santa Claus myth with a South Texas twist, brought vividly to life by Garza's colorful, expressive drawings." —San Antonio Express-News book blog

"This fascinating story reflects small-town Texas life and the magic of the holiday season." —Tucson Citizen

"This charming story will be embraced by children who do not see their lieves reflected in the traditional snowy Santa tales. Recommended."—REFORMA Newsletter

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933693248
ISBN-10: 193369324X
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2008
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish