Handbook for Gyfted Children

The first book in the series Middle school is tough already--but when your parents are evil supervillains and you've just discovered you have powers of your own, life can be a real challenge. Not only do bullies pick on Joshua, but do you see those supervillains over there trying to flood the world? The ones that everyone, including his best friend Milton, are rooting for Captain Justice to take down? They're the Dread Duo, and they just happen to be his parents. As if trying to hide his identity wasn't hard enough, Joshua has started leaving a trail of exploding pencils and scorched handprints in his wake, and only Sophie, the new girl in town with a mysterious past, seems unsurprised. When a violent attack at the Vile Fair makes it clear someone is abducting supervillains, and that his parents may very well be next, Joshua must enlist both Sophie and Milton's help to save them. ""Joshua Dread" is""funny, action-packed, and a total page-turner. You'll want to read to the bitter end--unless Joshua's parents destroy the world first. Which is a distinct possibility."--Adam Gidwitz, author of "A Tale Dark & Grimm" "Villainy Mayhem Family From supervillains to killer houseplants, "Joshua Dread" has it all. I couldn't put it down and I didn't dare, not until I'd devoured every last page " -C. Alexander London, author of the Accidental Adventure series

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21cm x 13cm




Joshua Dread


Hardie Grant Egmont


01 February 2013


Lee Bacon

Lee Bacon grew up in College Station, Texas and first began writing in elementary school. He would write stories and poems with the intention of making his classmates laugh. Twenty years later, he used this same technique to write his first kid's book.

Over the years, Lee has worked a lot of different jobs - farm laborer, art gallery assistant, bartender, assistant literary agent - before settling on the two jobs he currently