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Pre-Order Ruth Freeman's HOW TO SAVE A SUPERHERO

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Maine author Ruth Freeman in support of her forthcoming middle grade book, How to Save a Superhero. All copies will be signed by the author and can be personalized - make sure to include your note in the checkout section!

Eleven-year-old Addie knows that Superheroes aren't real, and that they certainly don't hide out in retirement communities, but she may just have to change her mind.

Addie and her mom never stay in one place too long. They've been up and down and all around the country. When her mom, Tish, gets a new job at Happy Valley Village Retirement Community in Pennsylvania, Addie believes they'll be on the road again in a month. But this time, something is different--make that, someone. Mr. Norris, a grumpy resident of Happy Valley and. . .a former superhero?

Well, that's what Marwa, whose mom also works at Happy Valley, would try and have Addie believe. Addie and her friend Dickson know better even if there are things they can't explain. Like the time Mr. Norris was about to get hit by a car and was suddenly on the other side of the road or the way his stare seems to take root in Addie's stomach.

When a man starts prowling the Happy Valley grounds, claiming to be the great-nephew of a resident, Addie, Marwa, and Dickson soon stumble into a grand conspiracy involving the Manhattan Project, a shady weapons company, and the fate of the human race, in this smart, funny middle grade novel.

Ruth Freeman grew up in Pennsylvania but now lives in Maine, dividing her time between Portland and Great Cranberry Island.  She is the author of One Good Thing About America which received a Golden Kite Honor Award.  When she’s not writing she is usually on a floor somewhere playing with her two little grandsons.  You can find more information at

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ISBN: 9780823447626
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Holiday House - October 19th, 2021