OF KID MIDAS
New York :Tor Books, 1994.
IL 5-8 RL 6.5
How would you like to have super powers, better than Spiderman's or Aquaman's?
Suppose you could change things just by thinking about them!
When Kevin Midas puts on the sunglasses he'd found on top of a mountain,
he had super powers. He could control everything and everyone he
saw. At first he didn't realize this, but he soon found out: he told
the local bully to go jump in the lake, and the guy did! Then Kevin
decided to put on a sky show--first the lightning, then the thunder, and
then torrents and torrents of rain. But the storm got out of control--there
was too much water, and it was causing floods. That's when Kevin
discovered that he couldn't undo what he'd already done. But even
that didn't stop Kevin.
He and his friend Josh decided to test the glasses in the mall. They went
on a shopping spree and filled Kevin's house with goodies. Not too
long after, Kevin began to notice how much more powerful the glasses seemed
to be getting, and how sick he felt when he didn't have them on. Then he
realized that things in the world were changing with his every thought
--whatever it was. When people saw no problem with a girl the size
of a Barbie doll...or with equations like 2 + 2=3, Kevin knew that something
would have to be done. Having super powers wasn't quite what he'd
But taking off the glasses wouldn't be easy: they'd attached themselves
to his face! (Stacy Charlesbois, Adult & Young Adult Services
Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)
Magic -- Fiction.
Eyeglasses -- Fiction.
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