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How to Save a Superhero (Paperback)

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(Middle Grade)


Superheroes aren't real.
And they definitely aren't hiding out in a retirement community.

Addie and her mom never stay in one place too long. When her mom gets a new job at Happy Valley Village Retirement Community, Addie believes they'll be on the road again in a month. But this time, something is different--make that, someone. Mr. Norris, a grumpy resident of Happy Valley and. . .a former superhero? 

Addie along with friends Marwa and Dickson are determined to find out the truth about Happy Valley, setting off a chain of adventures, schemes, revelations, and more. Full of thrilling suspence, How to Save a Superhero features a cast of unforgettable characters determined to get to the bottom of a wild mystery.

About the Author

Ruth Freeman is the author of One Good Thing About America, which received a Golden Kite Honor Award and was called a "touching novel" by School Library Journal. Ruth grew up in rural Pennsylvania but now lives in Maine where she teaches English language learners in an elementary school.

Praise For…

★ "Featuring a cast whose distinct personalities are clearly built out, Freeman’s imaginative, suspenseful, and well-paced novel of intergenerational friendship will keep readers guessing."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Freeman delivers on the mystery, adventure, and fantasy in this middle grade novel. Most characters are cued as white."—School Library Journal

"Behind an uncommonly savvy, redoubtable protagonist, Freeman stocks her cast with a diverse array of equally vivacious characters, including as lively and hilarious a group of resident seniors as ever was. . . . A clever, lively romp."—Kirkus Reviews

"Filled with science fiction, a fun cast of characters, including a few who are unsavory, and a somewhat surprise ending, young readers will enjoy the adventure and the relationships between the characters." —School Library Connection
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823453344
ISBN-10: 0823453340
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English