Benny Santiago And The Mask Of Mortimer Muerto

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About the author:
Jesse Tate lives in Oregon and teaches elementary school. His goal is to create a book that wins the Newbery Medal or to win a medal for creating a new berry-whichever comes first. He is always cooking up new projects, and you can check out his blog with the latest happenings at his website,

About the illustrator:

Thomas James is an illustrator and graphic designer located in Portland, Oregon, where he follows his passion for the way that illustration brings art to our everyday world, enhances our lives, and helps to tell great stories in a visual way. Much more of his work can be found at The images in this book are dedicated to his muse, Melissa Wenzel.

Benny Santiago And The Mask Of Mortimer Muerto

Authored by Jesse Tate

Not-Earth, that wonder world of absurdity, is doomed. But what's this--a twelve year old rescuer? Roll on the mayhem!

Benny Santiago's first days as a person with extreme talent and abilities (superhero is so last-year) are very tough, especially since he doesn't even know yet what his talent and abilities are. Joining forces with a clever new friend, Alma Patch, in search of the two Toms from Jugo Juice, Inc., their paths collide with Doctor Vert and Señor Snert (a couple of Planet Bandits from the world of Hert), as well as retired pirates turned restaurateurs; an almost-invisible, elf-like cowboy ape; a hog and dog recovery agent; and the most diabolical belch ever created.

With tons of puns, a lot of alliteration, and more spoonerisms than you can stake a shick at, Benny Santiago and the Mask of Mortimer Muerto is a must read for kids, adult kids and senior citizen kids alike.

Publication Date:
0982114559 / 9780982114551
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes

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