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The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem

The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem

by Kevin Sylvester, illustrated by Britt Wilson

ISBN 9781443157797 POB
200 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
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Jessica Flem has spent most of her life reacting allergically to everything — even when she’s acing her favourite video game. She’s used to a nose that never stops running, but is not at all prepared for the mysterious power that shows up around her thirteenth birthday — the ability to transform her mucus-filled tissues into slimy magical helpers! And just in time, too. It turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on her and three other “special” kids since their exposure at birth to a mysterious element called reidium. Jess must draw on her full video game knowledge to face the evil Boss’s quest for world domination. The stakes mount higher and higher, but with her best friend Cliff at her side and her arsenal of mighty... um, tissues, Jess is determined to make Dimly, a safe place once again.

The series is penned by an all-star line-up of the funniest writers for kids in Canada: Kevin Sylvester (MiNRS and Neil Flambe series) Ted Staunton (Bounced; Seven series), Lesley Livingston (Wondrous Strange; Valiant series) and Richard Scrimger (Zomboy; The Nose from Jupiter). Each book also features a 7-page “origin story” comic strip and spot illustrations by Britt Wilson.

COMMON ORIGIN STORY (7-page comic strip starts each book): Four babies are accidentally exposed to a mysterious element in the maternity ward of a hospital. Thirteen years later, each develops a bizarre superpower that reflects a not-so-epic part of his or her personality. Opposing forces try to harness their powers for good... and for evil.


  • Fall 2018:              Book #1: Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester
  • Spring 2019:         Book #2: What Blows Up by Ted Staunton
  • Summer 2019:     Book #3: Super Sketchy by Lesley Livingston
  • Fall 2019:              Book #4: Irresistible by Richard Scrimger

You’ve never seen superpowers quite like this before... Four kids are about to discover what they’re really made of in this hilarious new multi-author series!

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Fast-paced, zany action and heart-stopping adventure!
  • Hilarious dialogue, fueled by characters with heart!
  • Dream team of highly promotable authors
  • An enticing package for all reading levels, including reluctant readers.


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