Some Super Stories

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Almost Super by Marion Jensen and its sequel, Searching for Super, are funny stories about two families of superheroes who have their powers stolen by a family of supervillains. 

Everyone over the age of twelve in the Bailey family gets their powers on February 29th, at 4:23 p.m. The traditional powers are expected: super strength, speed, invisibility, etc. But when Rafter and his brother Benny’s powers arrive, they’re total duds. Rafter can light matches on polyester. Benny can change his belly button from an innie to an outie. They’re sure that the Johnson family, whom they’ve been fighting for ages, are to blame. Then Rafter discovers that the Johnsons have had their powers stolen, too. Rafter and Benny team up with Juanita Johnson to discover what’s going on and in the process discover that it isn’t so much having superpowers that makes you great, it’s the choices you make. 

Valuable lessons about the worth of individuals, the strength of family, the value of friendship, and the dangers of prejudice are wrapped up in laugh-out-loud funny books. Fans of Disney's The Incredibles will gobble up these books. For grades 3-7.