The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

Melvin Beederman, Superhero (Volume 1)

Greg Trine; art by Rhode Montijo

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Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!

Meet Melvin Beederman. He’s a pretty good superhero, even though it always takes him five or six tries to get launched and flying. His weakness (every superhero has one) is bologna, which makes it hard to go into a deli. Still, Melvin manages to keep the city of Los Angeles free of nasty villains—once he’s airborne.

Crash! Splat! Thud! Kabonk!

This series has it all: hilarious story lines, amazing classic-comic-inspired illustrations, fearless new superheroes, and SNACKS!
Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!
Melvin loves fighting crime in Los Angeles, until the McNasty Brothers, the baddest guys of all, start robbing banks—and Melvin’s superpowers mysteriously disappear. Enter Candace, a third-grade actress with some surprising new talents. Once they team up, nothing can beat these partners in uncrime. Nothing but bologna, that is . . .

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Praise for The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

Praise for Melvin Beederman:
“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
"Trine's fast-paced, humorous new series will capture the hearts of bright new readers."
—Jody Fickes Shapiro, Adventures for Kids, Ventura, CA
(from summer 2006 Booksense Children's Picks)
"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

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About the Author

Greg Trine; art by Rhode Montijo

GREG TRINE is the author of the Melvin Beederman, Superhero books.  He is also the author of the young adult book, The Second Base Club. He lives with his family in his Southern California hideout. RHODE MONTIJO is Superhero Greg’s sidekick. He enjoys creating art from his topsecret headquarters in California.

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The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich
Greg Trine; art by Rhode Montijo

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805078367
ISBN10: 0805078363
Middle-Grade Fiction
5.25 x 7.5 inches, 144 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians

Lexile: 550L
AR Quiz Number: 100 EN
AR Book Level: 6.4
AR Points: 10


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