The Power Potion (The Gecko and Sticky Series)

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Dave Sanchez (aka The Gecko) and his pet gecko (aka Sticky) are back in their fourth dangerous encounter with the dastardly treasure hunter Damien Black!
 
Thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez is a daytime student, an after-school courier . . . and a secret superhero! So far Dave's been able to juggle his different roles. But in Dave's hands is the scariest package he's ever been asked to deliver. It's a tube, sealed on each end with wax, and ...
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Overview

Dave Sanchez (aka The Gecko) and his pet gecko (aka Sticky) are back in their fourth dangerous encounter with the dastardly treasure hunter Damien Black!
 
Thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez is a daytime student, an after-school courier . . . and a secret superhero! So far Dave's been able to juggle his different roles. But in Dave's hands is the scariest package he's ever been asked to deliver. It's a tube, sealed on each end with wax, and addressed to . . . Damien Black. Holy tacarole! He can't just hand over a package to the most devious criminal in the city! Who knows what's in there?
 
So Dave breaks a cardinal rule of mail carriers everywhere—he opens the package. Inside is a small bottle that's labeled: one drop, two at most, tested, works. The potion in this bottle is blue and sparkly and oozy and smelly—but what does it do?
 
Ah, poor Dave. He has opened a Pandora's box of trouble. Your classic can of worms. And as a result, he'll find himself facing off with six-horned goats, terrifying tarantulas, a java-junkie monkey—and, of course, Damien Black.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati J.D.
Sticky, a talking gecko kleptomaniac, and Dave Sanchez, dorky delivery boy by day and wall walking superhero by night, make an entertaining duo in this zany tale filled with gypsies, goats, a caffeine loving monkey, and a quirky evil villain with his power portion. Readers will hang on tight as Dave and Sticky take them on a wild ride through Gypsy town and into evil Damien's dungeon, complete with a tarantula terrarium. They will meet some very funky characters along the way, including a wise, old service station attendant, the Bandito Brothers, the gypsy Yanko Purran, and a monkey that lets nothing come between him and his caffeine. The funny and action-filled plot is peopled with memorable characters. Sticky, for example, peppers his speech with Spanish and "Stickynese" terms, which are defined at the back of the book. He lets Dave know that gecko power is asombroso (awesome). And, when in a pickle, he might blurt out "freaky frijoles." There are funny scenes that just might have readers laughing out loud. The author uses alliteration like nobody's business! Because of its lighthearted tone and interesting characters, this title is a good bet for reluctant middle school readers. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440422457
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: Gecko and Sticky Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 979,881
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen
Wendelin Van Draanen has been everything from a forklift driver to a high school teacher but is now enjoying life as a full-time writer. She is the author of the Shredderman quartet, the Sammy Keyes mysteries, and many other novels. Wendelin lives with her husband and two sons in central California. Her hobbies include the “three R’s”: reading, running, and rock ’n’ roll.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Good, but Good, but

    The stoy is great, but where is the next book


    Good but u need to wright the next one!







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    Posted May 10, 2011

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