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“Vincent, a young Texan, is spending Christmas Eve on his uncle’s farm near the Mexican border.” –School Library Journal

Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid

Written by Xavier Garza
Published by Cinco Puntos Press

Let’s welcome Santa’s newest helper: his cousin Pancho, a farmer living down in South Texas who is so smart he speaks both Spanish and English. Back in the day, Pancho was a mariachi singer with a whole lot of style and a fancy sombrero. But as the years passed, Pancho got, well, a little older and a little wider all around. Then one night his primo Santa Claus showed up. Santa needed some help along the US/Mexico border. Pancho volunteered. And then, poof, Santa transformed Pancho into the resplendent Charro Claus with his incredible Flying Burritos. And Charro Claus, it turns out, even had his own surprise elf–his nephew Vincente! All Christmas Eve, Vincente and Pancho deliver toys to the boys and girls on the border. Neither rain, cloudy skies, wire fences, or concrete walls keep them from covering every inch of their newly assigned territory. And they don’t forget a single town or city. How could they? The border is their home.

Primary ISBN: 9781933693248

Available As: Hardcover
Middle Grade, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Mexico, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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