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Lowriders in Space (Book 1)


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Cathy Camper's work has been featured in Amy Sedaris' book Simple Times; Crafts for Poor People and in the New York Times review of the book. She's published a children's science book Bugs Before Time; Prehistoric Insects and Their Relatives with Simon and Schuster (2002) and her work has appeared in places like Wired, Cricket, Cicada, Primavera, Women's Review of Books, Utne Reader and Giant Robot. Raul Gonzalez's work is drawing much acclaim and was featured in three shows in 2011: The Community Art Initiative Artist Project: And Their Families, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Close Distance at the Mills Gallery, in Boston Massachusetts and The Artadia Award Show, at the Art Institute of San Francisco, California. He teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids.


A fanciful story wonderfully illustrated by Raul the Third.--The New York Times
A fantastic voyage for the ages. Your graphic novel section needs this.--Travis Jonker, 100ScopeNotes
A fun and educational (don't tell the kids!) text for young readers.--Sense and Sensibility and Storeies
A highly entertaining and culturally authentic romp.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A joyous, celebratory tale.--Latinos in Kid Lit
A rollicking ride that's totally cosmic and caliente. In other words, this lowrider delivers!--Good Reads with Ronna
Brings together Hispanic lowrider culture with astronomy and aeronautics for one wild ride.--Publishers Weekly
Celebrates the artistry and inventiveness that goes into modifying and customizing cars . in space!--Geek Dad
Check out these names: Lupe Impala. Flapjack Octopus. Elirio Malaria. Now imagine how awesome a story about characters with these names ought to be. Then double it. That's pretty much how awesome this graphic novel is.-- Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
From the 'hood to the Hollywood Hills and the projects to the Poconos, Cathy Camper and Raul the Third's thrilling interstellar adventure is sure to put a smile on the face of any kid and any parent. I love Lowriders in Space! --Davy Rothbart, author of My Heart Is an Idiot, creator of FOUND magazine, and contributor to This American Life
Incredibly fun .--The Planetary Society
Intricate ballpoint pen illustrations by Raul the Third could be pored over for hours.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
It's fun, it's silly, it's totally cool.--Amy Cheney, School Library Journal
Lowriders in Space is a beautifully imagined graphic novel that will spark young readers' imaginations while broadening their understanding of language. The art is inspired, the story fantastic, and together they make a truly magical tale.--Mat Johnson, author of Incognegro and Pym
Lowriders in Space is FAR OUT, and the illustrations are OUT OF THIS WORLD. Love this graphic novel. !Muy buena!--Amy Sedaris
One of the most delightful comics to come out this year.--Brigid Alverson, Good Comic For Kids, a School Library Journal blog
Only from the inventive mind of writer Cathy Camper could come such genius: A book for kids that has it all-kooky characters, cool cars and . . . outer space, no less! Not to mention a high-interest graphic-novel form, full of hip and hop, sure to grab the wits of the most reluctant of readers. - Megan McDonald, bestselling author of the Judy Moody and Stink series
Readers will rejoice in their triumph. As a celebration of Latino lowrider culture, too, it's estellar.--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Roars with high-octane energy, in both the artwork and the prose.--Common Sense Media
Thanks to writer Cathy Camper's passion for science, and Raul inventive drawings, this kid's graphic novel about creatures (Lume Impala, El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria) who pimp their rides will make adults steal the book from children.--Entertainment Weekly, The Must List
This book was created to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of the lowrider culture.--Library Media Connection
This buoyant graphic novel highlights lowrider culture with all the flair the subject deserves.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
We need Low Riders in Space out there now. It's cool and funny and original. AND it fills a huge need for books about Latino culture.--Jon Scieszka, bestselling author of The Stinky Cheese Man

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