The Resource What blows up, Ted Staunton ; illustrations by Britt Wilson

What blows up, Ted Staunton ; illustrations by Britt Wilson

Label
What blows up
Title
What blows up
Statement of responsibility
Ted Staunton ; illustrations by Britt Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? How about the ability to move things with your mind? But what if concentration and coordination weren't your strongest traits? Thirteen-year-old Gary Lundborg often knows all the right moves, but in the middle of an epic growth spurt, his execution is more disastrous than dazzling these days. Can he master his new powers and become the basketball star he wants to be? Well, first he must save Dimly, Manitoba - and the world! It turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on Gary and three other "special" kids since their birth. Exposed to a mysterious element in the maternity ward of a small-town hospital, these four children develop not-so-super powers at puberty, each with its own specific limitations and all more than slightly goofy. As they discover their unique power and struggle to master it, each is in turn drawn into an epic (or epically silly?) battle only they can fight. Good Dr Fassbinder, expert on the mysterious element, keeps tabs on the youngsters, while working for a secret government department. His evil ex-assistant, Nurse Nussbaum, thought to have perished in an explosion, is in fact powerfully alive, invisible, and bent on controlling our heroes to further her schemes of world domination. Readers will be riveted to this high adventure, howlingly funny story that never misses a beat
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staunton, Ted
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Britt
Series statement
The almost epic squad
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  • Good and evil
  • Gifted children
  • Ability
  • Psychokinesis
  • Heroes
  • Conspiracies
  • Manitoba
Target audience
juvenile
Label
What blows up, Ted Staunton ; illustrations by Britt Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781443157827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1080211508
  • (OCoLC)1080211508
Label
What blows up, Ted Staunton ; illustrations by Britt Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781443157827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1080211508
  • (OCoLC)1080211508

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