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Misfits, Inc. No. 2

Of Heroes and Villains

by Mark Delaney

Meet Misfits, Inc. Investigations…
*Peter, the genius
*Jake, the athlete
*Byte, the computer whiz
*Mattie, the “magician”
These four teenage super-sleuths have a knack for uncovering and solving unsolvable crimes.

In their second case, Of Heroes and Villains, the team is mysteriously summoned to a comic book convention, where they anticipate the premiere of the exclusive new Hyperman superhero movie. At the convention, the Jester (a comic book villain come-to-life) terrorizes the audience and commits a daring crime.

When the Misfits attempt to solve the Jester’s riddle, they discover that someone close to them may be involved in the heist. As they draw dangerously close to unmasking the villain, the Misfits uncover a longtime wrong that only they can right.

Paperback: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-178-4
Total Pages: 202
Size: 5 x 7 1/8
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-652-9
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English

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Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 42782
AR Reading Level: 5.7
AR Points: 7

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: Z
F&P Grade: 7th and up

Reviews

“Delaney obviously knows his stuff…. With a great ensemble cast, appealing villains and heroes, and lots of action and surprises, this is an excellent transitional bridge for reluctant readers from comics to novels.” ―Booklist

“This fast-paced adventure, set against the background of comic book fandom, will appeal to middle school and junior high readers who like mysteries-or comic books-and enterprising young heroes. These ‘misfits’ may be unconventional, but they’re certainly not losers.” ―Kliatt

Awards

ABA Pick of the Lists ―American Booksellers Association 1999

Meet the Author

Mark Delaney earned a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of the Misfits, Inc. series and Pepperland. A former bookstore owner, he now teaches high school. Delaney lives in Tennessee.