Superheroes (Amelia Rules! Series)

Superheroes (Amelia Rules! Series)

by Jimmy Gownley
     
 

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Super Heroes takes place during the summer after fourth grade. Reggie sees himself as a superhero, adventuring with his sidekick Miracletanner. Rhonda envisions herself as Rapunzel, rescued by Reggie. Amelia dreams herself as a glowing fairy, pursued by an unknown menace that turns out to be the possibility of her family moving away from her friends. Since its debut,… See more details below

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Super Heroes takes place during the summer after fourth grade. Reggie sees himself as a superhero, adventuring with his sidekick Miracletanner. Rhonda envisions herself as Rapunzel, rescued by Reggie. Amelia dreams herself as a glowing fairy, pursued by an unknown menace that turns out to be the possibility of her family moving away from her friends. Since its debut, Amelia Rules! has been nominated several times as a best title for younger readers for the Howard Eugene Day Memorial Award, the Harvey Award, and the Eisner Award.

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Library Journal
Nine-year-old Amelia McBride's parents have just divorced, and she and her mom now live in a new town with her Aunt Tanner, a Bob Dylan-quoting rock musician. Amelia makes some new friends-nutty superhero-in-training Reggie, loudmouth Rhonda, and the totally silent Pajamaman-only to discover on the first day of school that they're the school's geeks and, by association, so is she. This book, previously published by Renaissance Press as Amelia Rules: In with the Out Crowd, is side-splittingly hilarious while also dealing sensitively with the problems that children of divorce face. With a Peanuts-like look and Charles Schulz's impeccable comic timing, a Calvin and Hobbes sort of attitude, and even a Yellow Kid homage (in Pajamaman's ever-changing chest emblems), this will appeal to the broader audience of comic strip readers as well as to comic book fans. (Only one small complaint: someone should check the spelling.) Throw in a wonderful Christmas story, which should be turned into an animated special immediately, and an Eisner Award nomination for best title for a younger audience, and the result is a book highly recommended for all ages and all libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"A character to rival Ramona." — School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442445406
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Amelia Rules! Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
557,303
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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