The Grateful Fred

Melvin Beederman, Superhero (Volume 3)

Greg Trine; art by Rhode Montijo

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Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!
Dear Melvin,
            We need your help. Someone has been sending us threatening letters. We don’t know who it is. Please come to our concert tonight, just in case.
Fred of The Grateful Fred
Someone is out to get the Grateful Fred, Melvin Beederman’s all-time favorite rock-and-roll band. Can he and his partner-in-uncrime, Candace, find out who it is before it’s too late? Or will Joe the Okay Guy turn into Joe the Bad Guy and put an end to the Grateful Fred once and for all?

In this third installment of the Melvin Beederman series, only the narrator knows for sure!

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Praise for The Grateful Fred

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 Grateful Fred
Greg Trine; art by Rhode Montijo

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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October 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805079227
ISBN10: 080507922X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 144 pages, 30 black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 590L


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