Savvy meets The Incredibles in this fresh, funny
middle-grade debut about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find
a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds.
Each leap year, on February 29th, at 4:23 p.m., every member
of the Bailey family over the age of twelve gets a superpower. No one knows
why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it’s their duty to
protect the world from those evil, super-villainous Johnsons.
Today, Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny are finally going
to get their superpowers. Benny wants to be a speedy, and Rafter hopes he gets
super strength so he can save the day just like his grandfather. But when their
powers arrive, they are, well, duds. Rafter can light matches on polyester, and
Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie.
Suddenly Rafter and Benny’s world is turned upside down.
Especially when they realize that Juanita Johnson, the villain in Rafter’s
algebra class, thinks that the Johnsons are the superheroes and the Baileys are
What if everything Rafter thought he knew about superheroes
turns out to be a lie? He may not have an awesome power, but with the help of
Benny and an unexpected friend, he could just be almost super. Download and start listening now!