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by Karen Chacek
illustrated by Abraham Balcázar
Available Fall 2014

Flea-infested evil birds try to take over the world. Amidst inept adults, can a day-dreaming punk girl save it?

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-935955-98-5
13-digit ISBN978-1-935955-98-6
Product Dimensions7 x 9
Publication DateSeptember 22, 2012
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RightsAll Rights Available
On the day of Nina’s birth, the world goes wild, and a flock of evil mangy birds follows her home from the hospital, intent on killing her before she ruins their plan to destroy the world. But, armed with only a cereal box and an alert mind, Nina is too clever for their devious designs.

ConspiracyGirl 3-15-12-22

Karen Chacek in an inhabitant of parallel worlds and mind-stories. Born in Mexico City on a Saturday in June, she spent her childhood devouring comics, watching television, and reading books of fables. As a teenager, she discovered science fiction, music videos, and movies. Her fascination with the written image led her to study film. She now works as a screenwriter and author and was a fellow of the Sundance Film Institute in 2001 in Mexico and Barcelona. She has published the collection of short stories Parallel Days (2006) and two children’s books, including Conspiracy Girl, originally published in Spanish in 2009, and has several pieces published in anthologies. She loves long walks in public parks, cloudy skies, insects, cats, underground passages and dystopias.

Abraham Balcázar has been an illustrator since 2001. He is also the illustrator for the children's book Cuando las panteras no eran negras/When Panthers Were Not Black (2010). He lives in Mexico City. You can view his blog here.
Compass Book Ratings 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
"Clearly, the author and illustrator are co-conspirators in this wacky endeavor… Read Conspiracy Girl! Its true-to-life antics of a world gone crazy with noise will entertain and inspire."
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