Special Children's Event
In The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez, life is confusing for Mateo Martinez. He and Johnny Ramirez don't hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time knights, but it only gets them in trouble. His parents keep telling him to hold his sister's hand when crossing busy streets, even though she's the one who always runs ahead. And last night, two skunks stole Mateo's old trike.
Wait -- two skunks stole his trike?
Mateo is too big for that rusty kid toy. He has a cool, shiny new bike anyway. But Mateo also has a neighborhood to protect. And he's about to begin a big, stinky quest to catch the thieves. A quest that starts in the middle of the night! As Mateo protects his neighborhood, he also learns a few things about growing up and letting go.
Robin Yardi lives in the California foothills, where-every once in a while, in the dark of night-a skunk or two will sneak by. She loves good stories, animals of all sorts, homemade cakes, and kids.