Despicable Me: The Junior Novel

Despicable Me: The Junior Novel

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by Annie Auerbach
     
 

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A smart, funny junior novelization of Despicable Me, an animated movie about "world's greatest villain" Gru, coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010! Includes a color insert of stills from the film!  See more details below

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A smart, funny junior novelization of Despicable Me, an animated movie about "world's greatest villain" Gru, coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010! Includes a color insert of stills from the film!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Whereas children's novels often prove excellent fodder for successful films, the reverse is occasionally true. This novelization (Little, Brow, 2010) by Annie Auerbach of the 2010 animated movie release from Universal Studies does justice to a delightful story that seems inspired by Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series. The self-proclaimed villain, Gru, is prodded by his mother to come up with a more devious crime after the Great Pyramid is stolen by a competitor. He decides to steal the moon, but the bank will not loan him the funds. Enter three orphan girls, knocking on the door to sell cookies. The girls are later used to steal a shrink ray from another villain (who loves their cookies), and Gru is forced to temporarily adopt them. Though he attempts to maintain control, the girls wind their way into his heart, demanding bedtime stories, dance lessons, and a stuffed unicorn. The theft of the moon proves to be successful, but only briefly. Tim Curry's excellent narration is spot-on. Listeners need not have seen the movie to enjoy this audiobook. This is a more satisfying novel than the very abbreviated movie spin-off by Lucy Rosen (Little, Brown, 2010) intended for a much younger audience.—Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316089210
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/19/2010
Series:
Despicable Me Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

We are doing this tie-in program with Universal Studios.

Annie Auerbach is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for children.

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Despicable Me 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 102 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The minions were so funny i thought id wet myself laughing. What is not funny about a minion workout class or butt prints on the photocopier????? But this book was stupid and sometimes added fake things that werent in the movie. Ugghhh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want a refund and I want it now!!!!! I got the free sample thinking it was only part of the book but no, IT'S ACTUALLY ONLY 7 PAGES!!!!!! I JUST WASTED A GOOD 5 BUCKS, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages are there? I love the movie and my backround is the yellow people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please do yourself a BIG favor and dont buy this book! Buy the movie instead
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so fluffy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Despicible me ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like both the book @ the movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages/chapters r there?
Anonymous 18 days ago
Sonic ran to Kristeys cave. "Kristey you in here", asked Sonic. There was no answer. "Hello, anybody home", aked Sonic. Just then a letter flew out of the cave. It said Sonic and his crue. Sonic read the leter it said "Sonic, We have Kristey. She will make a great villan. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! If you want her back you will have to fight. Dont be long. OR ELSE!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! FROM:EGGMAN After Sonic read the letter he ran back to tell everyone. They were ready to fight. Nexy part will be on dispicable me 2.
Anonymous 10 months ago
NEEDS EVERYTHING THAT DEALS WITH MINIONS!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Minion movie is in the making!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so fluffy im gonna die!!!!!:) - Agnes
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VECTOR! COMMITING CRIMES WITH BOTH DIRECTIONN ANDDDDD MAGNITUDE! OH YEAH! LOL Vector ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its freezing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
o.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Going to steal....... ZHE MOOOON!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME book you have to read it what are you doing buy it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!•?????=!!!!!!!!***
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I reviewed this book and would like to have it free. I added it to my wishlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!