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Children's Fiction Superheroes

Bug Girl

by (author) Benjamin Harper & Sarah Hines Stephens

illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Publisher
Imprint
Initial publish date
May 2017
Category
Superheroes
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781250106612
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $20.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Sarah Hines Stephens and Benjamin Harper'sBug Girlis a funny and action-packed middle-grade superhero adventure with a beautifully designed two color interior and sidebars featuring real bug facts!

Amanda Price adores all things bug-related—from spiders to mantises—like, seriously loves them. Unfortunately most of her fellow sixth-graders donot share her invertebrate obsession. They’re grossed out by it. Especially Amanda’s ex-best friend, Emily, who thinks Amanda is creepy weird.

But when mysterious invaders menace the town of Oyster Cove and take both Amanda and Emily’s mothers captive, Amanda unexpectedly develops amazing insectile powers! Newly equipped with antennae and a glistening exoskeleton she uncovers a secret that changeseverything.

Now Amanda has to act fast or her town and her mom are doomed! There’s just one complication…she needs Emily’s help.

Suddenly Amanda’s worst enemy becomes her best ally, but working together may be evenharder than saving their town from being squashed like a…well…

BUG GIRL. She’s got the buzz.

Sarah Hines Stephens and Benjamin Harper's Bug Girlis a funny and action-packed superhero adventure filled with green illustrations and sidebars featuring real bug facts!

An Imprint Book

“Bearing all the campy hallmarks and high drama of a classic superhero romp, this entertaining ... tale also features interesting entomological tidbits throughout.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The villain is dastardly, the heroes are staunch, and the costumes are impressive, making this high-quality standard superhero fare with the added bonus of some poignant details of how even the closest friendships may fade amid the social pressures of middle school.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Tucks both middle-school fashion advice and insect facts into a tale that scuttles along to a wildly destructive climactic battle.” —Booklist

About the authors

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Sarah Hines Stephens' profile page

Anoosha Syed is a Canadian freelance illustrator and character designer, based in Mississauga, Ontario. She graduated from Ceruleum; Ecole d'arts Visuels in Switzerland and currently works with Industrial Brothers as a character designer on an animated series. She finds inspiration for her art from mid-century design, animation, outer space, forests, japanese kawaii culture and vintage children books.

Anoosha Syed's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Bearing all the campy hallmarks and high drama of a classic superhero romp, this entertaining ... tale also features interesting entomological tidbits throughout.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The villain is dastardly, the heroes are staunch, and the costumes are impressive, making this high-quality standard superhero fare with the added bonus of some poignant details of how even the closest friendships may fade amid the social pressures of middle school.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Tucks both middle-school fashion advice and insect facts into a tale that scuttles along to a wildly destructive climactic battle.” —Booklist

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