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Sugar Hero
This title covers these subjects: School stories., Superheroes -- Fiction., Graphic novels.
Sugar Hero
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Graphic Sparks

Sugar Hero

by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Jeff Crowther

On Halo Nightly's eleventh birthday, her Aunt Pandora gives her a collection of jars filled with brightly colored candies. Soon she learns that the candies give her the incredible powers of nature. Halo uses the powers to combat Doozie Hiss, a rival student with superpowered hair.

GenreFantasy & Science Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 2-5
Lexile LevelGN520L
ATOS Level2
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #130907
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Sparks
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count40
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $24.65 School/Library Price

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Practically Paradise Blog - Diane Chen

"Giving Capstone early chapter books Among the books I'm sorting for River Valley Elementary are these titles from Capstone Publishing. Monster and Me, a graphic novel by Robert Marsh and illustrated by Tom Percival, is part of the new Monster and Me series from Stone Arch books Graphic Sparks. Another title in the series is Monster in the Outfield. ©2010 ISBN 9781434215895 $16.99 I like this crazy Monster Dwight who tries to eat everyone whenever Gabby's head is turned. There are many lines and illustrations in this that older readers (grades 2-5) will appreciate. A quick read that is fun. I especially enjoyed the author and the illustrator's bios in the back. Here's the author's (you'll have to get the book to read the illustrator's): Robert Marsh grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, but longed to live somewhere else. He pretended not to live in Omaha by reading lots of books. Every week, Marsha checked out twenty books from the library. Since he didn't have time to read all of those books, he would read the first chapter of each and make up the rest of the story. Marsh now makes up stories for a living and doesn't live in Omaha. Dreams do come true. Sugar Hero in the Princess Candy series. A graphic novel by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Jeff Crowther. A fast reading silly tale to appeal to girls. With names like Doozy Hiss, Halo Nightly, and Mr. Slink, you know this is a comedic take on superheroes. I did wonder if Mr. Nussbaum, the man riding in Mary Jane (the cab), was named after Greg Nussbaum and his educational website. Michael? Also in this series is The Marshmallow Mermaid. I wonder what powers Princess Candy will use in that title." - Practically Paradise Blog

December 15, 2009

A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Lo - Scott Robbins and Snow Wildsmith

"Halo Nightly lives every child’s dream: She gains super-powers after being given magical candy by her Aunt Pandora. Readers who love Fashion Kitty’s fun (slightly girl-focused) take on super-heroes will also enjoy Dahl’s action-filled plots and Crowther’s bright, eye-catching art." - A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Lo

May 31, 2012

Bookworming in the 21st Century Blog - Kristen

"Summary: When Halo receives a birthday present from her Aunt Pandora on her 11th birthday, her life is forever changed. She is given a jar of different colored candies. Soon, she discovers this is no regular candy. Each ones gives her a different power dealing with nature. Finding herself facing off with Doozie, she must use her new candy powers to fight Doozie's superpowered hair! Review: I love the start to this series - with a play off of the name Pandora from mythology and a box of goodies. The idea of candies that give you superpowers is lots of fun and a bit silly that it will definitely appeal to children. I love the extra goodies at the end of the book. They give a villain profile and make it look like a nutritional fact box you'd find on food. There's also some great puzzlers that have the answers upside down. For the teachers and librarians, there are some great discussion questions, writing prompts and even a glossary for terms children may not know. I also love how appealing these graphic novels look. They really make you stop and look at them because frankly, they look cool and fun." - Bookworming in the 21st Century Blog

January 14, 2010


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Kathie M. Josephs

"Midnight is a place. A big, dark city. And in one corner of Midnight City in Midnight elementary School… Something weird is going on.Something so scary… Something so hairy… That we can’t even look!” What a great beginning of a book for young readers. It is perfect for those who like mysteries or for those who will be reading their first mystery. When Halo Nightly turns eleven, her grandmother gives her a gift that was left to her by her Aunt Pandora. The note attached told her that her Aunt had received it on her 11th birthday. This gift is a box filled with jars of candy that confuses Halo because her Aunt always told her to eat vegetables and fruits. Halo quickly learns that the candies are able to give her super powers. Halo’s nemesis in school is Doozie Hiss, and she has super powers in her hair. What happens when Halo sees Doozie stealing the answers in the next Science test? How will she stop this child from leaving with the answers? This is a great story for a young reader! I love it when books like this are written because they can hook a young, new reader into becoming a forever reader. At the end of the book are several pages containing facts about the author and illustrator as well as a glossary. There is also information about candy along with discussion questions and writing prompts. This makes it perfect for classroom libraries. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. This book is good for both boys and girls. 2010" - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2010

Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher’s Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. Dahl currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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