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Joshua Dread

(2012)
(The first book in the Joshua Dread series)
A novel by

 
 
"Bacon's deadpan narrative hums along with outrageous details, humor, and
action...A hero with a double life and a colossal
set of parental issues, Joshua handles zombies, killer robots, and
teenage girls without losing his cool. Bacon's affectionately playful
take on the superhero genre introduces bombastic personalities without
reducing the characters to caricatures." - Publishers Weekly

"Fast and often funny...A twisty, swiftly moving adventure sure to please superhero fans."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Joshua Dread
isfunny, action-packed, and a total
page-turner. You'll want to read to the bitter end--unless Joshua's
parents destroy the world first. Which is a distinct possibility." - Adam
Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark & Grimm
and In a Glass Grimmly

"Villainy! Mayhem! Family! From supervillains to killer houseplants, Joshua Dread
has it all. I couldn't put it down and I didn't dare, not until I'd
devoured every last page!" - C. Alexander London, author of the
Accidental Adventure series


When your parents are supervillains, it's hard
to have a normal life. Joshua Dread tries to keep a low profile. Not
even his best friend, Milton, knows his secret. Luckily Joshua's not on
anyone's radar--not like Sophie, a new girl with a mysterious past who's
got everyone talking. But weird stuff is happening. Pencils explode in
his hand. He leaves scorched butt marks on the carpet. And he can send
bullies crashing into lockers. Turns out Joshua has a superpower. But he
doesn't have to use it for evil, right? His parents give him a book to
explain things... but nothing can prepare him for when smoke creatures
start kidnapping bad guys. Is Joshua's family next?

Genre: Children's Fiction    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Lee Bacon's Joshua Dread

Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
ISBN: 0-385-74185-5 / 978-0-385-74185-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
ISBN: 0-375-99027-5 / 978-0-375-99027-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
ISBN: 0-307-92998-1 / 978-0-307-92998-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
ISBN: 0-8041-2183-4 / 978-0-8041-2183-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
ISBN: 0-8041-2185-0 / 978-0-8041-2185-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Joshua Dread
Author(s): Lee Bacon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA