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Aug 21 2014

Superhero School: The revenge of the green meanie by Alan MacDonald

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Bloomsbury, 2014. ISBN 9781408825235
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Alan MacDonald is a master of exciting stories that lead the young reader through incredible adventures. In Superhero School, Stan Button dreams of becoming superhero Dangerboy, taking on evil super villains at every turn. However Stan is just a regular boy attending the local school; that is until an invitation arrived to attend an interview at the newly opened Mighty High. Thinking that Stan might be offered a scholarship to attend, Mrs. Button was only too happy to take Stan for the interview. When Miss Marbles began by asking some very strange questions, Mrs. Button became quite concerned but Stan had a feeling that something was not as it seemed.
It was not looking particularly promising but then Miss Marbles asked Stan to start the following week. It soon became apparent to him that Mighty School was no ordinary school, but one that taught the skills needed for Superheroes.
But... where there are superheroes there are always super villains... When the school comes under attack from a Super Meanie, Stan and his fellow students get the chance to show their super powers.
Superhero School is well written and easy to read. Nigel Baines brings the story to life with his great illustrations. Hopefully this is just the beginning of another of Alan MacDonald's fun series, which include The troll trouble series and The history of warts series.
Lyn Poole

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