Happy Birthday, Hero! (Caped 6th Grader Series, #1)

Happy Birthday, Hero! (Caped 6th Grader Series, #1)

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by Zoe Quinn, Brie Spangler
     
 

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Mild-mannered Zoe Richards was just your average 6th grader, celebrating her 12th birthday, when an ear-piercing debacle convinced her grandfather to tell her the truth: she’s a superhero. And she’d better start training to use her superspeed and superstrength, because pretty soon she’s going to be called upon to save the world.  See more details below

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Mild-mannered Zoe Richards was just your average 6th grader, celebrating her 12th birthday, when an ear-piercing debacle convinced her grandfather to tell her the truth: she’s a superhero. And she’d better start training to use her superspeed and superstrength, because pretty soon she’s going to be called upon to save the world.

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Children's Literature - Ann Sanger
Cute, talented Zoe Richards is obsessed with the comic book superhero, Lightening Girl, while her best friend, Emily, is into the fashion scene and trying out for the school play. Celebrating her twelfth birthday at her grandparent's house, Zoe is informed by Grandpa Zack about her own superhero mythology. Since the superhero gene sometimes skips a generation, Zoe's parents who are "Ordinaries" cannot be told of her abilities. Her mom is a social activist and her dad is a police detective. Grandpa, now a retired superhero, owns a dry cleaning store downtown. It is there that Grandpa secretly conducts Zoe's apprenticeship so that she can develop and control her super powers. According to the "Superhero Training Manual," Zoe is not allowed to use her super powers until she passes the first examination by the Superhero Federation. This short, easy to read book left me with more questions than answers. What is going on with Caitlen, their new classmate, and her rich, stylish aunt in the sports car? Who cut the rope to the stage light? Does any of this relate to the rash of robberies downtown? What is the relationship between Grandpa Zack and the author of Lightening Girl comics, Electra Allbright? Part of the "Caped 6th Grader" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-When Zoe Richards turns 12, her grandfather tells her the story of how he was once a superhero and that she has inherited the gene. She realizes that she's under more pressure than just what to wear to school tomorrow or if the cute soccer-star math genius really did wave at her from across the room; she now finds herself confronted with the challenges of keeping her superhero status a secret. Readers looking for something between Junie B. Jones and Nancy Drew will enjoy this story. Zoe could be the girl next door with her police-detective father, ecology-minded mom, and fashion-conscious friend. With snappy cover art and a funky heroine who is set to save the world, or maybe just her friends from an unknown culprit trying to sabotage the school play, the story will have readers lining up for the next installment in the series.-Cheryl Ashton, Amherst Public Library, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440420798
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Caped Sixth Grader Series, #1
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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