Grade 2-4 Melvin Beederman, graduate of the Superhero Academy, is sent by Headmaster Spinner to Los Angeles, a city in desperate need of a superhero. Although not perfect (he usually needs five or six tries to leap tall buildings and his X-ray vision causes him to see everyone's underwear), Melvin is a force to be reckoned with. In Curse, he meets Candace Brinkwater when the cleaners accidentally send his superhero cape home with her. They agree to work together to take on the evil (and odoriferous) McNasty brothers. When the villains attempt to sap his strength with bologna (Melvin's weakness), the superhero overcomes them, and, in an action-packed chase, stops a speeding train (with a little help from Candace) and takes them to the police. In Revenge, the superheroes once again foil the McNasty family when the siblings break out of jail. When Melvin and Candace are imprisoned in a warehouse with 6000 pounds of bologna, all seems lost. In the end, however, they are able to think their way out of the dilemma and, once again, defeat the McNastys. The black-and-white cartoons lend action and humor to the already rollicking text. Trine and Montijo have given readers an appealing superhero and his trusty assistant. These delightfully entertaining adventure stories are a must-have for most libraries. Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA
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A fun, flighty caper. Slyly sprinkled with borrowings from superhero tales and packed with kid-pleasing yucks, this copiously and comically illustrated tale is sufficiently full of baloney to fly. (Publishers Weekly on Melvin Beederman)
Trine's fast-paced, humorous new series will capture the hearts of bright new readers. (Jody Fickes Shapiro, Adventures for Kids, Ventura, CA Booksense Children's Picks on Melvin Beederman)
Trine and Montijo have given readers an appealing superhero and his trusty assistant. These delightfully entertaining adventure stories are a must-have for most libraries. (School Library Journal on Melvin Beederman)
I have been reading these to my 6 year old daughter and she loves them. I love that Melvin is a superhero and saves the day but her isn't perfect. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jessica S.
I bought these for gifts for my son's second grade class for Christmas. They are awesome stories. My son loves them so much that we are now reading the rest of the series!Published 19 months ago by KittyGotClawz
This whole series is great fun! Greg Trine does a wonderful job of creating a series of characters that appeal to young boys. We've read the whole series and thoroughly enjoy them!Published on July 3, 2013 by student
My boys all love Diary of Wimpy Kid. However, there are only so many books in that series. This book was something that came up as similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Wineland
My son is in 2nd grade and these books are just right for him. He has read the whole series. They have a good mix of words and pictures and the stories are clever. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Ann
I read this to my son, a chapter at a time, at bedtime. We both loved the story, Melvin, and the cute writing style. All in all, this was fun book for kids. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Nancy Brandt
My grandson is 8 and an avid reader. He read this book and asked me to get him the whole series. He has never done that before!!!!Published on October 23, 2010 by J. Scott
My son (6) can read but wasn't really interested in reading for pleasure. I ordered Melvin Beederman, Superhero, and had it delivered in his name. Read morePublished on May 2, 2010 by K. Whitworth
I have not personally read this series but my 9 year old has and loves it! He can read a book in a day or two and it's worth one point for his school's Accelerated Reader testing... Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by C. Wilson