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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Irresistible (The Almost Epic Squad)

by (author) Richard Scrimger

illustrated by Britt Wilson

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Humorous Stories, General, Superheroes
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7



In this hilarious, new series, four ordinary kids are about to learn that they are on deck. . . to save the world!


If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

What about becoming mesmerizingly persuasive in the blink of an eye?

But what if you're the only one unaware of your charms?

Archie O'Kaye mostly rubs people the wrong way. And he doesn't really care. But when he becomes utterly charming right before everyone's eyes at his thirteenth birthday party, his family and friends (there are only two, well one, really . . .) begin to suspect that something is up.

Meanwhile, it turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on Archie and three other "special" kids since their exposure at birth to a mysterious element called reidium. When the evil Boss and her number two, Clementine Clutterbucket, get wind of Archie's charm, they quickly set to scheming about how to use it in their bid for world domination.

Readers will be riveted to this high-adventure, howlingly funny story that never misses a beat. This is the fourth release in a four-book series that can be read in any order. The other books are written by Lesley Livingston (Super Sketchy), Ted Staunton (What Blows Up), and Kevin Sylvester (Mucus Mayhem).


About the authors


Richard Scrimger a écrit plus de vingt livres pour enfants et adultes, dont Zomboy et Downside Up. Plusieurs d’entre eux ont été publiés dans le monde entier et ont remporté ou ont été mis en nomination pour des prix prestigieux. Il contribue aussi à la série Seven et il est un orateur recherché dans les écoles.


Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of seven novels for children, three picture books, and three books for adults. Columns detailing Richard’ s adventures in parenthood have been published in "The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine," and "Today’ s Parent." His first children’ s novel, "The Nose from Jupiter," won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie’ s Book Award. His first adult novel, "Crosstown," was short-listed for the City of Toronto Book Award. He and his family live in Cobourg, Ontario.


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Britt Wilson est illustratrice, bédéiste et préposée au lettrage. Elle a été mise en nomination pour le prix Eisner et le prix Harvey. Elle a publié deux bandes dessinées pour lesquelles elle signe le texte et les illustrations : Cat Dad, King of the Goblins et Britt Wilson's Greatest Book on Earth. Britt habite à Toronto.


BRITT WILSON is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated letterer, cartoonist and illustrator. She works on various comics and series (including the six-issue mini-series Fionna and Cake, and Becky and Frank’s Capture Creatures) and has also released two of her own graphic novels, Cat Dad, King of the Goblins, and Britt Wilson’s Greatest Book on Earth. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at

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