Dependable, Primary, Intermediate, Skunks, war, Mexican Americans, friendship, bullies, Robin Yardi, Santa Barbara
Mateo Martinez doesn’t believe it at first. How could two skunks have stolen his old tricycle from the driveway in the middle of the night? When he realizes that it really did happen, and it wasn’t just a dream, Mateo is determined to get his precious trike back. Along with his best friend and little sister, Mateo plans a sneak attack on the skunks to get the tricycle back. They end up forming an alliance with the animals to wage war against a gang of raccoons. Together, the group discovers the strength in friendship, loyalty, and working with others.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 77.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss8/77