If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? Likely not the power to turn used tissues into crime-fighting snot creatures…
Jess Flem’s allergies mean her nose never stops running. But she is taken by surprise by the odd power that show up on her 13th birthday. It’s a good thing too, since forces both good and evil have had their eyes on her and three other “special” kids since their birth, knowing this day might come! Exposed to a mysterious element in the maternity ward of a small-town hospital, four children develop not-so-super powers at puberty, each with its own seriously goofy, specific limitations. As each discovers his or her power and tries to master it, each is in turn drawn into an epic (and super-silly) battle. Good Dr. Fassbinder, expert on the mysterious element, keeps tabs on them from top-secret government unit, Department C. But his evil ex-assistant, Nurse Nussbaum, thought to have perished in an explosion, is in fact alive, invisible, and bent on controlling our heroes to achieve world domination.
Kevin Sylvester, author
Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, reporter, radio sports host, producer and documentary maker. He writes and illustrates everything from murder mysteries and science fiction to books on sports and financial literacy. His books include the bestselling MiNRS and "Neil Flambé" series.
Britt Wilson, illustrator
Britt Wilson is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated letterer, cartoonist and illustrator. She works on various comics and series including "Fionna and Cake" and "Capture Creatures". She has also released two of her own graphic novels, Cat Dad, King of the Goblins and Britt Wilson’s Greatest Book on Earth. She lives in Toronto, Ontario
Rights Holder: Scholastic Canada Ltd.
rights available: World, excl. French (North America)
age range: 8 - 12
number of pages: 192
publication date: 10/01/2018
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book
Additional Materials: Activites, video and more on the website: www.scholastic.ca/almost-epic