del Toro Moon

del Toro Moon

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"Ride hard, swing hard, and take out as many of those creepy critters as you can."

Twelve year old Matt Del Toro is the greenest greenhorn in his family's centuries-old business: riding down and destroying wolf-like monsters, known as skinners. Now, with those creatures multiplying, both in number and ferocity, Matt must saddle up and match his father's skills at monster whacking. Odds of doing that? Yeah, about a trillion to one. Because Matt's father is the legendary Javier Del Toro--hunter, scholar, and a true caballero a gentleman of the horse.

Luckily, Matt has twelve hundred pounds of backup in his best friend--El Cid, an Andalusian war stallion with the ability of human speech, more fighting savvy than a medieval knight, and a heart as big and steadfast as the Rocky Mountains.

Serious horse power.

Those skinners don't stand a chance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 386g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1945654147
  • 9781945654145

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"I loved this wildly original, pulse-pounding tale of a boy carrying on his family's legacy of protecting their rural community from bloodthirsty, supernatural skinners. Medieval Spanish myth meets the Hispanic culture of rugged southern Colorado to create a captivating story of modern-day knights. I was enthralled by the talking warhorses, who I adored as much as the multi-layered and brave human characters. The relationships among family and friends (both human and equine) were deeply moving, while the intense, high-stakes action scenes sent my heart galloping. Del Toro Moon honors the bonds of family and friendship, the courage to fulfill tough duties, the respect for culture and home, and the losses that come with triumphs. Unique and memorable, this story will stay with me for a long time to come."

--Laura Resau, Américas Award-Winning author of What the Moon Saw and The Lightning Queen

"A rip-roaring monster slaying adventure with heart and humor, cleverly situated in the contemporary mountains and canyons of southern Colorado. This fresh and fun exploration of tough familial relationships, modern knights, and talking horses is sure to appeal to fans of The Ranger's Apprentice and equine enthusiasts."

--Todd Mitchell, author of The Last Panther and The Traitor King
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45 ratings
4.62 out of 5 stars
5 67% (30)
4 29% (13)
3 4% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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