Sinister Substitute

Sinister Substitute

By Wendelin Van Draanen; Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375843785, 213pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010

The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.
Dave Sanchez's most despised teacher, a gleeful frog dissector named Ms. Veronica Krockle, is absent. Her students are psyched But Sticky is suspicious. Especially when the substitute teacher turns out to be Damien Black--dastardly treasure hunter and master of disguise
If Damien Black is in school, does that mean "he's "behind Ms. Krockle's absence? Could she have been kidnapped? Stashed away in the Black mansion? Oh yeah, that sounds about right. Dave and Sticky realize that if they want to get Damien Black out of their school, they'll have to rescue the horrid Ms. Veronica Kronckle.
Don't miss the other Gecko & Sticky adventures:
"1. The Villain's Lair,
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinister Substitute, and
4. The Power Potion

About the Author
Author Bio
Wendelin Van Draanen is a high school computer science instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Santa Maria, CA.

Stephen Gilpin graduated from the NYC School of Visual Arts where he studied painting and cartooning. He is the illustrator of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series and The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series. Stephen currently lives in Hiawatha, Kansas. Visit him at