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The Gecko and Sticky: The Power Potion

Written by Wendelin Van DraanenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Wendelin Van Draanen
Illustrated by Stephen GilpinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Gilpin


· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 8-12 years
· September 13, 2011 · $6.99 · 978-0-440-42245-7 (0-440-42245-0)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Dave Sanchez (aka The Gecko) and his pet gecko (aka Sticky) are back in their fourth dangerous encounter with the dastardly treasure hunter Damien Black!
 
Thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez is a daytime student, an after-school courier . . . and a secret superhero! So far Dave's been able to juggle his different roles. But in Dave's hands is the scariest package he's ever been asked to deliver. It's a tube, sealed on each end with wax, and addressed to . . . Damien Black. Holy tacarole! He can't just hand over a package to the most devious criminal in the city! Who knows what's in there?
 
So Dave breaks a cardinal rule of mail carriers everywhere—he opens the package. Inside is a small bottle that's labeled: one drop, two at most, tested, works. The potion in this bottle is blue and sparkly and oozy and smelly—but what does it do?
 
Ah, poor Dave. He has opened a Pandora's box of trouble. Your classic can of worms. And as a result, he'll find himself facing off with six-horned goats, terrifying tarantulas, a java-junkie monkey—and, of course, Damien Black.


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Wendelin Van Draanen has been everything from a forklift driver to a high school teacher but is now enjoying life as a full-time writer. She is the author of the Shredderman quartet, the Sammy Keyes mysteries, and many other novels. You can read more about her work and watch a cool Gecko & Sticky video book trailer at wendelinvandraanen.com.
 
Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband and two sons in central California. Her hobbies include the "three R's": reading, running, and rock 'n' roll.
 
Stephen Gilpin developed a taste for drawing strange things at an early age and hasn't looked back since. He graduated with honors from New York City's School of Visual Arts, where he had studied painting and cartooning. He currently lives in Kansas with his wife and their four children.


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