Villain's Lair

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Villain's Lair

By Wendelin Van Draanen; Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440422426, 201pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

Description
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 is an average boy with an after-school job and a pet gecko named Sticky. All very normal until the day Sticky talks
Sticky tells Dave a wild tale of a former life of crime, searching for Aztec gold with a treasure hunter named Damien Black, and of a magical Aztec wristband with shiny gold power ingots that will give the wearer super powers. Dave doesn t believe a word until Sticky shows him the wristband.
But while Sticky managed to escape with the wristband, Damien Black has the power ingots. So the lizard and treasure hunter each have something the other wants . . . very badly.
Filled with wild adventures, larger-than-life characters, and snappy-funny dialogue, The Gecko and Sticky books are perfect for young superheroes everywhere.
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."

"From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN spent many years as a teacher before devoting herself to writing full-time. She loves reading, running, writing, and rock 'n roll!

Her books for younger readers include The Gecko & Sticky quartet and The Shredderman quartet. For middle graders check out the Sammy Keyes mysteries and "Swear to Howdy." For tweens and teens, look for "Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, "and "Runaway.""

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