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Break the Universe

(2019)
(The first book in the Sal and Gabi series)
A novel by

 
 
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence that poses this question: What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)? How did a raw chicken get inside Yasmany's locker? When Sal Vidon meets Gabi Real for the first time, it isn't under the best of circumstances. Sal is in the principal's office for the third time in three days, and it's still the first week of school. Gabi, student council president and editor of the school paper, is there to support her friend Yasmany, who just picked a fight with Sal. She is determined to prove that somehow, Sal planted a raw chicken in Yasmany's locker, even though nobody saw him do it and the bloody poultry has since mysteriously disappeared. Sal prides himself on being an excellent magician, but for this sleight of hand, he relied on a talent no one would guess . . . except maybe Gabi, whose sharp eyes never miss a trick. When Gabi learns that he's capable of conjuring things much bigger than a chicken--including his dead mother--and she takes it all in stride, Sal knows that she is someone he can work with. There's only one slight problem: their manipulation of time and space could put the entire universe at risk. A sassy entropy sweeper, a documentary about wedgies, a principal who wears a Venetian bauta mask, and heaping platefuls of Cuban food are just some of the delights that await in his mind-blowing novel gift-wrapped in love and laughter.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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November 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Author(s): Carlos Hernandez
ISBN: 1-4328-6943-4 / 978-1-4328-6943-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) (A Sal and Gabi Novel (1))
Author(s): Carlos Hernandez
ISBN: 1-368-02282-0 / 978-1-368-02282-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) (A Sal and Gabi Novel (1))
Author(s): Carlos Hernandez
ISBN: 1-368-02362-2 / 978-1-368-02362-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Author(s): Carlos Hernandez
Publisher: Listening Library
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Author(s): Carlos Hernandez
Publisher: Listening Library
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March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (Sal and Gabi Novel, A Book 1)
Author(s): Carlos Hernandez
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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