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Trine, Greg.
New York : H. Holt, 2006
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN 0805079289

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Melvin Beederman has graduated top of his class in superhero school.  Now he is ready for his first assignment.  Off to Los Angeles he goes.  But Melvin has a few problems with his superhero skills.  He can't really leap tall buildings easily.  And he has some trouble stopping trains.  And he gets weak around bologna sandwiches.

Booktalk #2

As a young graduate of The Superhero Academy, Melvin Beederman is sent on his first assignment to Los Angeles to foil the odiferous and evil McNasty brothers. He finds a new friend there, Candace Brinkwater, who teams up with him to protect this crime ridden city from evil. Melvin suffers a few minor set backs along the way - his x-ray vision causes him to see everyone’s underwear - and when the McNasty brothers realize that bologna saps his strength, the challenges get “nasty.” Read this funny adventure story to find out if this Superhero can save the city from the wicked McNasty brothers.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Heroes -- Fiction.
                        Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.

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