This is book number 1 in the Doña Quixote series.
Middle Schooler by Day. Monster Hunter by (K)night. In this action-packed and hilarious contemporary graphic novel retelling of Don Quixote, a young girl in Texas is obsessed with becoming a modern-day knight and thwarting supernatural evil—for fans of Mighty Jack, Zita the Spacegirl, and Amulet.
“Folklore, fun, and adventure at its best.” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
Lucia Castillo dreams of being a hero like her grandfather. But to the people in their Texas town, he was just a strange old man who dressed up as a knight and claimed to save the world from monsters only he could see.
Now years later, when Lucia and her best friend—and trusty squire—Sandro discover the town mayor is secretly a shapeshifting beast of Mexican lore, her parents think she's imagining things like her "Abuelo Loco." Only Lucia, wearing her grandfather’s magical helmet, can see the hidden threat. Can she and Sandro prove others wrong and stop the mayor from unleashing evil on their town—and beyond?
A Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Pick
A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Pick
A BCCB Best Book of the Year!
"A new spin on an old tale, this graphic novel is folklore, fun, and adventure at its best. Lucia is a hero we can all relate to.” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
"An exciting adventure of mythical proportions centering real-life concerns." —Kirkus Reviews
"A skillful balance between fantastical scares and madcap adventure." —Publishers Weekly
"[A] playful take on Cervantes' classic novel." —Booklist