Word Travelers and the Missing Mexican Molé (Paperback)

Word Travelers and the Missing Mexican Molé By Raj Haldar, Neha Rawat (Illustrator) Cover Image

Word Travelers and the Missing Mexican Molé (Paperback)

By Raj Haldar, Neha Rawat (Illustrator)


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Are you ready for adventure? The second book in a new action-packed series from bestselling author Raj Haldar follows two best friends as they race to different parts of the world to solve mysteries and uncover lost treasures!

It's finally time for the party! Every year, best friends Edie and Molly-Jean (who still prefers to be called MJ) throw a costume party and have the best time. They plan the perfect outfits, order pizza, and dance to silly songs…but this year they'll also magically travel to Mexico and find themselves in the middle of Día de los Muertos celebrations to discover that a secret mole recipe has been stolen!

This action-packed mystery story is perfect for anyone looking for:

  • A wild adventure around the world that middle school kids will love!
  • A story of two best friends solving mysteries with magic!
  • Cool, new knowledge tucked inside an epic chapter book!
  • A journey to Mexico to learn the Spanish roots of the English language

Magically travel around the world along with two best friends who decipher clues and uncover mysterious secrets. Can you help them find the golden key?

Raj Haldar is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling picture book, P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever. But, for close to a decade, he has been better known as Lushlife, the rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. In that time, he's amassed a fervent global fanbase and released award-winning viral music videos that highlight his erudite lyrics. The Sunday New York Times describes his work as “an intoxicating mix of captivating rhymes with audacious, gorgeous production.” So it should come as no surprise that Haldar has made the leap into the world of children’s literature. His latest book entitled, This Book is Banned gives young readers a lighthearted entrypoint to begin understanding the dangers of book banning and censorship. His work has been featured by The Washington Post, Interview Magazine, VICE, Pitchfork, Village Voice, Mental Floss, BBC, SPIN and more!

Raj currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and two young daughters.

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Neha Rawat is a children's book illustrator from India and a grand prize winner of the SCBWI Summer Spectacular Portfolio Showcase 2020.  She worked as a software engineer for 5 years before freelancing as an artist and creating custom illustrations, comics, and merchandise and eventually moving to children's books. In her spare time, Neha can be found petting, booping and belly rubbing dogs. Connect with her on instagram @NRBstudio.in

Product Details ISBN: 9781728222080
ISBN-10: 1728222087
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore
Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Word Travelers
"A candy-flavored etymological romp through a kaleidoscope version of Mexico, this latest episode in the series keeps the word-happy spirit of its predecessor and manages to infuse a sunny strand of humor. Cultural exploration and lively artwork continue this series’ dedication to knowledge-seeking in the name of fun, with a small diverse cast." —

"This fun mystery-adventure moves at a nice clip, featuring short chapters filled with trivia, grayscale illustrations, and bolded vocabulary that is defined in a glossary that also gives each word’s origin." — Booklist