The Greatest Power

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The Greatest Power

By Wendelin Van Draanen; Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440422433, 197pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

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.
""Don't move a muscle " "shouts a strangely clad crook in the act of robbing a bank. But of course somebody does. That somebody is Dave Sanchez, and the crook is none other than the dastardly Damien Black, fresh out of prison and back to his villainous ways. But Dave and his gecko sidekick, Sticky, are on the case, and this time they have a trick up their sleeve--literally It's an Aztec wristband that give its wearer powers like invisibility and flight. "Asombroso, " right? But power alone does not a superhero make, and they'll have to learn how to use it if they want to defeat their nemesis not once--but twice.
Don't miss all the Gecko & Sticky adventures:
1. The Villain's Lair
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinister Substitute
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." "From the Hardcover edition.""