Mascot to the Rescue! by Peter David

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Josh Miller, sixth grader at Demarest Elementary School, has a secret. Everything that happens to Mascot, the superhero sidekick in the Captain Major comic books, also happens to Josh. So when Josh finds out that Mascot is slated to die in the next Captain Major adventure, he knows he has to do something—and fast! A budding comics artist and writer himself, Josh and his new friend, Kelsey (aka Large Lass), take off to find Stan Kirby, the creator of the Captain Major series, so they can save Mascot—and Josh's life.

Comic-book legend Peter David teams up with the renowned comics artist Colleen Doran in their first book for young readers.

 

About Peter David

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Peter David is the author of Fable: The Balverine Order and Fable: Blood Ties, as well as the fantasy novels Tigerheart, Sir Apropos of Nothing, The Woad to Wuin, Knight Life, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He is famous for writing some of the most popular original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place, as well as the official novels of the movies Transformers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. He has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099, and has scripted the bestselling Gunslinger Born graphic adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen King Dark Tower series. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, David writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and television scripts.
 
Published June 23, 2009 by HarperCollins. 247 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Fans of comic books will find a lot to like in this breathless, funny novel about 12-year-old New Yorker Josh Miller, whose life seems uncannily parallel to that of Mascot, the sidekick in his favorite comic-book series.

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I particurly like that the drawings give the book a real comic book feel. I also like that the reader has to accept the story for what it is, a bit of magic mixed with a bit of reality. This is quite a unique storyline about a boy whose real life appears to be linked to the escapades and ad...

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