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Captain Disaster - Book One: The Influxitron

Captain Disaster - Book One: The Influxitron

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by Del Shannon, Dan Chernett
     
 

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Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary twelve-year old dealing with the aftermath of his father's tragic death in a mountain biking accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil, Kevin has developed his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes his sister through his superhero antics, his ability to

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Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary twelve-year old dealing with the aftermath of his father's tragic death in a mountain biking accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil, Kevin has developed his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes his sister through his superhero antics, his ability to escape inside his character's (Captain Disaster) head becomes critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father s death. A mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted down by a ruthless villain set upon world domination, and after enlisting Kevin s teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the secret of Kevin s whole existence is revealed to him by a source we never expected. Del Shannon's imaginative story telling and his appreciation for the powers of family and the desire of young boys to both escape reality and prove themselves within it make this a book with wide appeal for readers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

http://lostamongsttheshelves.blogspot.com - Kristan Heverin
Captain Disaster is a hilariously fun and adventurous ride into the wild imagination of a 12-year-old boy. This book is one continuous adventure that�ll keep you addicted to the very end. I could honestly see this being the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid blockbuster for young boys.
http://lyricalreviewsya.blogspot.com - Lyrical Brown
Captain Disaster is definitely one of the better MG books I�ve read, it�s thoroughly engaging, has plenty of high adrenaline action, yet contains a clever, well-constructed story with characters of great emotional depth.
http://kristisbooknook.blogspot.com - Kristi Bernard
This exciting adventure is an excellent choice for reluctant middle grade readers and adults. Shannon has done an excellent job of providing vivid imagery, expressive emotion and a point-of-view that will have you holding your breath and cheering for Kevin and Tony.
http://www.goodreads.com - Joe Peoria
I love this book. It is marvelously written and wickedly entertaining. Set aside a snow day to read it, because once you start reading, there is no stopping. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016663210
Publisher:
Story Arts Media
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Series:
Captain Disaster , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
236
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Del Shannon is a full-time civil engineer who designs and constructs (and sometimes even deconstructs) dams around the world. He is also a writer. When not working on dams he has written award-winning essays, newspaper columns, and children's stories. His first children s book was the serialized novella The Map, published in several newspapers. Captain Disaster is his second children's book, and first full-length novel. He lives with his family in Colorado, plays intramural soccer on three different teams, and always seems to be daydreaming of Captain Disaster.

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