Ulysses Featherton (Paperback)
A Head of Class
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781544058764, 126pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 2017
Author and educator Amy K. Brown uses the amazing adventures of one very special boy to introduce readers to advanced vocabulary and complex text. Brown's work is so engaging that readers won't even realize how much they're learning. They will be too busy wondering what the singular Ulysses Odysseus Featherton will do next.
Ulysses can crack great jokes, but it's not enough to protect him from bullying. The resident tough guy, Brayden Flanagan, loves to think up new and complex ways of humiliating Ulysses. He nominated Ulysses for seventh-grade class president just so he could crush him in the election Ulysses knows that a bully with an imagination is a very dangerous foe.
Luckily Ulysses has a superpower. He can make people do and say the exact opposite of what they want. He uses it to convince his health-conscious mom to give him all the junk food he wants. He also uses it to exact revenge on Brayden.
Ulysses soon realizes that superpowers shouldn't be about getting what you want but about helping others. He turns his attention to saving the town and teams up with an unlikely ally to take down a true supervillain.