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Wonder Kid Meets the Evil Lunch Snatcher

Wonder Kid Meets the Evil Lunch Snatcher

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by Lois Duncan, Margaret Sanfilippo (Illustrator)

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Terrorized by an evil lunch-snatcher at his new school, Brian devises, with the help of a fellow comic book fan, a plan involving a new super hero called Wonder Kid.


Terrorized by an evil lunch-snatcher at his new school, Brian devises, with the help of a fellow comic book fan, a plan involving a new super hero called Wonder Kid.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Brian and Sarah's family moves to a new town when their out-of-work father is offered a job. The children's first day at school is marred when their lunches are confiscated by Matt, a sixth-grade bully. But they do make friends with Robbie and Lisa, a brother and sister who empathize with the new kids' dismay over Matt. Sharing a love for superhero comic books, Brian and Robbie invent a persona, Wonder Kid, and use special effects to scare off Matt. This entry in the Springboard Book series is composed of short chapters and easy vocabulary, but it is sharply tuned in to genuine concerns of third and fourth graders. Matt, of course, seems a bit gullible to be falling for these tricks, but the end of the bully's reign is worth cheering for. Ages 7-9. (April)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4 When Brian and his sister are mugged for their lunches by the school bully and his gang, a fellow comic book fan and his sister help him cook up a plan involving a superhero called Wonder Kid, and the bully soon has his comeuppance. While this plan is set up well through stories in the school newspaper, it seems too easy to convince the bully and his friends of Wonder Kid's powers. Overall, the plot moves smoothly, although Brian sometimes seems to think of himself in adult terms, and the dialogue is not always convincingly child-like. The friendship between the two pairs of siblings grows naturally, and Brian does become better friends with his own sister because of the experience. This is a serviceable book, but not an outstanding choice. Annette Curtis Klause, Montgomery County Department of Public Libraries, Md.

Product Details

Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.22(d)
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

The author of bestsellers like Stranger with My Face, The Third Eye, and Daughters of Eve, Lois Duncan (1936-2016) was an undisputed master of young adult suspense books. Several of her books have been adapted into movies, most notably I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was followed by two sequels. Duncan also wrote Who Killed My Daughter?, a non-fiction book about the murder of her daughter.

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Wonder Kid Meets the Evil Lunch Snatcher 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is really good. It is about a kid that has to deal with a bully/lunch snatcher. I think this author should write alot more books. I would recommend this book to all kids who like super heros. In the end wonder kid has a dual with the lunch snatcher. I hope you like this book like I did!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I realy Liked the story. It is about Brian and his sisster Lis they were now and went throu the six graders door.The evil lunch Snatcher that's Matt.Stold thare lunch so then they dicided to scare Matt.So they zaped him he did not fell it.Then he jumped of a later on to the other .It was supost too be a builing.And they defeat Matt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I wrote the story I would change he title to the super kids.My favorite part the story was when Brian accident .I would change the part when Brain gets stuck in the bush,instead of Robbie as wonder I would make liza as Wonder Girl