Our Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month, we’re highlighting the highly anticipated middle-grade graphic novel Doña Quixote: Rise of the Knight by Rey Terciero; illustrated by Monica M. Magaña.
Middle Schooler by Day. Monster Hunter by (K)night. In this action-packed and hilarious contemporary graphic novel retelling of Don Quixote, a young girl in Texas is obsessed with becoming a modern-day knight and thwarting supernatural evil—for fans of Mighty Jack, Zita the Spacegirl, and Amulet.
Lucia Castillo dreams of being a hero like her grandfather. But to the people in their Texas town, he was just a strange old man who dressed up as a knight and claimed to save the world from monsters only he could see.
Now years later, when Lucia and her best friend—and trusty squire—Sandro discover the town mayor is secretly a shapeshifting beast of Mexican lore, her parents think she’s imagining things like her “Abuelo Loco.” Only Lucia, wearing her grandfather’s magical helmet, can see the hidden threat. Can she and Sandro prove others wrong and stop the mayor from unleashing evil on their town—and beyond?
Praise for Doña Quixote: Rise of the Knight:
“Folklore, fun, and adventure at its best.”—Max Brallier, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth