The Chupacabra

From the Series The Cryptid Files

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Vanessa found herself looking straight into a large, salivating mouth with razor-sharp fangs. Above it, two glowing red eyes pulsed to the sound of her heart…

When Vanessa visits a friend’s family on their ranch in Mexico, she’s expecting a relaxing summer. Instead, she enters a shadowy world of mysterious animal death, magical curses, and dark family secrets.

Vanessa’s hosts are in trouble. Their ranch is struggling; there’s been no rain, and animals are being killed by an unidentified predator. Could it be the mythical creature mentioned in her mother’s cryptid files—the bloodsucking Chupacabra? Or do the ranch’s misfortunes have something to do with the family’s painful past?

As Vanessa tumbles headlong into the mystery of the Chupacabra, she discovers that nothing is quite what it seems.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46773-265-9
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-46773-484-4
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 232
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JUV052000, JUV022000, JUV028000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 164477
Accelerated Reader® Points 5.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

VOYA

“Vanessa’s story is one of two worlds—the real world and the world of folktale and mythology—across which she must manage bravely but, for the most part, secretly.” —VOYA

Author: Jean Flitcroft