The Greatest Power

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
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