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Title:
M is for Mama's boy
ISBN:
9780810996748

9780810989863

9781419700231

9780810997790
Publication Information:
New York : Amulet Books, 2010.
Physical Description:
xxi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Number in series:
2.
Summary:
Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillian Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother.
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J FIC BUCKLEY 2010
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J BUCKLEY, M. NERDS BOOK 2
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J FICTION BUCKLEY
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J Buckley, M.
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Summary

This series features five unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their elementary school. With the help of cutting-edge science, their afflictions are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities.


Author Notes

Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio in 1969. After graduating from Ohio University, he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo. He writes The Sisters Grimm series and the N.E.R.D.S. series. After working for David Letterman he moved into a television production job where he worked on documentaries. Michael Buckley and his writing partner Joe Deasy have created an animated series for Cartoon Network called Horrorbots.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Imagine being a fifth grade superhero who is bullied at school. That's what the members of the National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS) must put up with to stay undercover. In the second book (Amulet Books, 2010) in the series by Michael Buckley, Duncan Dewey, known as Gluestick, and fellow members of the spy network are called back into action when a bank is mysteriously robbed by a villain with enormous buckteeth. It seems that Simon, a former agent gone bad, is once again threatening mankind. But this time, he has teamed up with a pudgy, 37-year-old computer genius, Captain Justice, who resides in the basement of his mother's house and really wants to be a superhero. Simon promises to help if Captain Justice will use his prodigious computer skills to disrupt the NERDS use of technology. Then Gluestick, whose superpower is sticking to walls, finds that the gooey substance oozing out of his skin no longer works. Things turn upside down and the NERDS must adapt or evil Simon and his minion will prevail. Zinging, tongue-in-cheek quips add charm to this fast-paced, action-packed, laugh-out-loud story line. Boys will especially be drawn in by the silliness of the characters. Johnny Heller offers an expert rendition of the animal voices. Have the book available so listeners can peruse the humorous cartoon illustrations.-Robyn Gioia, Bolles School, Ponte Vedra, FL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.