117th out of 140 books — 8 voters
Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys
by Xavier Garza
Have you ever been too scared to sleep with the lights off? Were you frightened by a scratching sound inside of your walls or the beady red eyes and knotted green fingers of a duende? In his first collection of scary stories, Xavier Garza asks these questions. The stories in this collection curdle with the creepy and crawling characters of traditional folklore. These stori...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Arte Publico Press
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Dec 05, 2008 Eliza rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
YAY! Love Xavier. He's a really cool local author. I'm just jazzed that someone I actually know has such a great book out there. The kids love his stories. They can totally relate, and they dont see it as reading! They're just having fun. They dont see it as work. I was very happy to have been able to hear him read aloud to the kids. They were so into the stories, and the artwork is fantastic. KUDOS galore!
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, author and luche libre aficionado Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. Garza lives in San Antonio, Texas with his...moreMore about Xavier Garza...