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Paola Santiago and the river of tears / Tehlor Kay Mejia.

Mejia, Tehlor Kay, (author.). Riordan, Rick, (writer of introduction.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library jY (Text) 33062009337461 Juv Middle Reader Available -
Allentown Public Library J MEJIA, TEHLOR (Text) 34455006735274 Juv Fiction Available -
Easton Main Library MEJIA (Text) 31901004453629 Juv Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368049177
  • ISBN: 1368049176
  • Physical Description: 350 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
Space-obsessed Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. It's all they've heard since a schoolmate of theirs drowned a year ago. Pao is embarrassed to admit that she's been told to stay away for even longer than that, because her mother is constantly warning her about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who wanders the banks of the Gila at night, looking for young people to drag into its murky depths. Hating her mother's humiliating superstitions and knowing that she and her friends would never venture into the water, Pao organizes a meet-up to test out her new telescope near the Gila, since it's the best stargazing spot. But when Emma never arrives and Pao sees a shadowy figure in the reeds, it seems like maybe her mom was right...Pao has always relied on hard science to make sense of the world, but to find her friend she will have to enter the world of her nightmares, which includes unnatural mists, mind-bending monsters, and relentless spirits controlled by a terrifying force that defies both logic and myth.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Disney-Hyperion.
Grades 4-6. Disney-Hyperion.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader IL: MG; BL: 5.9; AR pts.: 15.0; AR quiz no.: 509355
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Llorona (Legendary character) > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Supernatural > Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, Mexican > Juvenile fiction.
Horror stories.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Horror fiction.
Paranormal fiction.

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