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Los Monstruos: Rooster and the Dancing Diablo

Now available!

Los Monstruos: Rooster and the Dancing Diablo

A thrilling follow-up to Felice and the Wailing Woman by Diana López that explores the Texas-Mexico border myth of the Dancing Devil.

The magical town of Tres Leches, home to the figures of Texas-Mexico border lore, has been through a lot. Most recently, the town was released from a curse that kept La Llorona, the wailing woman, haunting the shores of their river. But just when the townsfolk were preparing to return to sunny riverside picnics and barbecues, the children of Tres Leches mysteriously began to go missing. The town suspects another monstruo, the Dancing Devil, is luring kids to El Camarón Dance Hall & Arcade. The Dancing Devil's son, Rooster, who has a foot in both the human and monster worlds, feels compelled to lead the search for the missing children with the help of his friends, Ava (the daughter of La Lechuza) and Felice (the daughter of La Llorona). Their journey takes them to an old gothic mansion with a twisted family history and a pull so powerful that it's nearly impossible to resist.

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Praise for Diana's books

"A quick-paced, magical mystery."
   —Kirkus Reviews, on Los Monstruos: Rooster and the Dancing Diablo

"A fresh, feminist take on Mexican folktales rooted in family, belonging, and acceptance."
   —Kirkus Reviews, on Los Monstruos: Felice and the Wailing Woman

"This inspirational rags-to-riches biography... will inspire anyone who dreams of a career in performing arts."
   —School Library Journal, Starred review on Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

"A worthy, sparkling addition to the long list of Selena Quintanilla biographies."
   —Kirkus Reviews, Starred review on Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

"Readers will find themselves chuckling at the situations Luna gets herself into and smiling at a satisfying ending."
   —School Library Journal on Lucky Luna

"López offers a sweetly poignant novel about learning to love your family."
   —Booklist on Lucky Luna

"López weaves magic tricks . . . and healthy doses of humor into an upbeat coming-of-age story."
   —Publishers Weekly on Nothing Up My Sleeve

"A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer."
   —Kirkus on Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel

"Urgent and necessary, a realistic portrait about the pressures of belonging."
   —El Paso Times on Choke

"Employing lovely metaphors and realistic dialogue, Lopez delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times."
   —Publishers Weekly on Confetti Girl