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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

What Blows Up (The Almost Epic Squad)

by (author) Ted Staunton

illustrated by Britt Wilson

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Category
Humorous Stories, Superheroes, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443157827
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

 

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? How about the ability to move things with your mind? But what if concentration and coordination weren't your strongest skills?

Thirteen-year-old Gary Lundborg often knows all the right moves, but in the middle of an epic growth spurt, his execution is more disastrous than dazzling these days. Can he master his new powers and become the basketball star he wants to be? Well, first he must save the world!

It turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on Gary and three other “special” kids since their exposure at birth to a mysterious element called reidium. Gary's gifts are called on by secret government Department C, in charge of problems no one else takes seriously, to thwart the evil mastermind The Boss and her equally evil henchwoman Malevia Spleene in their quest to secure all the world's reidium!

 

About the authors

 

TED STAUNTON a écrit plus de quarante livres jeunesse et a contribué à la sériepopulaire Seven. Il joue aussi de la musique folk et blues. Ted se rend souventdans des écoles et des bibliothèques canadiennes. Il donne aussi un cours derédaction au collège George Brown à Toronto. Quand il n’est pas plongé dans un livre, il fait souvent de la musique avec le Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band..

 

Ted Staunton is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including Bounced, What Blows Up in The Almost Epic Squad series, the picture book Friends for Real, illustrated by Ruth Ohi, and the coauthor of the non-fiction title It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . : Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs, with his son Will. A busy and popular presenter at schools across Canada, Ted also teaches writing at George Brown College in Toronto, and is a roots/blues musician in whatever time is left over. Visit him online at www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

 

Ted Staunton's profile page

 

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 www.brittwilson.com.

Britt Wilson's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Selection

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