Invasion from Planet Dork

Melvin Beederman, Superhero (Volume 8)

Greg Trine; illustrations by Rhode Montijo

Henry Holt and Co.

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A few million miles away from Los Angeles, danger is lurking. Evil aliens with some seriously hard to pronounce names like Zzykrkv are visiting earth from their home planet, Dork—to kidnap earthlings for their science class!

While busy on a snack food errand . . . uh, mission . . . Melvin Beederman, official superhero of Los Angeles, senses that something doesn’t feel quite right. Can Melvin, Candance, and friends from the Superhero Academy prevail over extraterrestrial bad guys with a spaceship powered by a Gamma drive? Holy alien invasion!

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Pretzel Problems
Superhero Melvin Beederman had been enjoying a long shower while singing one of his favorite Grateful Fred songs, “Love Is a Nose but You Better Not Pick It.” All was well in his world.
He toweled off, rubbed some Melvin Mousse into his hair to form a perfect M, flexed in front of the mirror, and went to see about breakfast.
Was there a pretzel in the house?
There was not. That’s what you call an emergency.
“Holy this-is-an-emergency!”
Holy this-is-an-emergency, indeed! It sure was.

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Praise for Invasion from Planet Dork

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
 
"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; illustrations 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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Invasion from Planet Dork
Greg Trine; illustrations by Rhode Montijo

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805081657
ISBN10: 0805081658
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 144 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 and up
Grade Range: 2 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 600LL

$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
June 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805081671
ISBN10: 0805081674
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 144 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 and up
Grade Range: 2 and up Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 600LL

$7.99
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