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Cape. #1 / by Kate Hannigan ; illustrated by Marley Zarcone.

Hannigan, Kate, (author.). Zarcone, Marley, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J HAN (Text) 33500013105275 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site J HAN (Text) 33500013105283 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534439115
  • ISBN: 1534439110
  • ISBN: 9781613774502
  • ISBN: 1613774508
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
Soon after being recruited by the mysterious Mrs. Boudica to join a secret military intelligence operation, Josie, Mae, and Akiko discover their superhero abilities and use them to thwart a Nazi plot to steal the ENIAC computer.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* In her first series, Hannigan (The Detective's Assistant, 2015) deposits readers into WWII-era Philadelphia, where they'll encounter the women mathematicians known as the ENIAC Six, female superheroes from early comic books, and a real Nazi spy ring. Twelve-year-old Irish immigrant Josie O'Malley feels the pinch of wartime living, picking up shifts at a diner and caring for her younger siblings while her mother works and her father fights in the Pacific. She desperately wishes the superheroes from her beloved comics would help her troubled city, but little does she suspect that she's about to become one herself. After responding to a newspaper ad calling for puzzlers (she's an ace at math and pattern recognition), Josie is recruited with two other girls—African American Mae and Japanese American Akiko—into a secret organization. Incredibly, the girls manifest superpowers just as a supervillain begins terrorizing the city. Prejudice against girls and women and racism directed at Mae and Akiko provide a more serious side to the action-packed plot. Humorous touches emerge as Josie and her friends hone their new powers, and some cheesy one-liners give a wink to vintage comic books—as do illustrated comics spreads. Readers across genres will be enamored by this blend of history, mystery, and superpowered action. A thorough author's note supplies historical context for the trio's first adventure. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kate Hannigan is a noted author with a special passion for stories that empower girls and women. Her picture book biography, A Lady Has the Floor, received four starred reviews and was named a Junior Library Guild Selection. In addition to the 2016 Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade Fiction, The Detective&;s Assistant also received two starred reviews and was a Booklist Editor&;s Choice, among many other accolades. Hannigan recently presented at NCTE on &;Our Mighty Girls,&; about girl power in middle grade fiction, and was a judge for 2018&;s Golden Kite Awards. Between her active presence on social media (@KateChicago), her work as founder of the Hyde Park/South Side Chicago chapter of SCBWI, and as a busy conference speaker, Kate is an involved, vocal, and respected member of the kid lit community. Visit her online at

Patrick Spaziante is an American comic book artist and children&;s book illustrator known for his work for Archie Comics, in particular his interior pencil and cover work for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, and Sonic Universe.

Subject: Hill, Joe > Adaptations
Superheroes > Comic books, strips, etc.
Families > Comic books, strips, etc.
Revenge > Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes > Fiction
Secrets > Fiction
Spies > Fiction
Computers > Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Fiction
Hill, Joe.
Genre: Electronic books
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.

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