Captain Disaster - Book One
In Del Shannon's first book of a four-book series, Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary twelve-year-old struggling to cope with the aftermath of his father's tragic death in a mountain bike accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil Kevein retreats into the imaginary role of Captain Disaster, antagonizing everyone along the way. Fantasy turns to reality when a mysterious package arrives in the mail and Kevin discovers a time-machine device dubbed the Influxitron. Kevin and his best friend Tony, along with Kevin's teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend, are forced to confront the powers of good and evil and find themselves in a battle for control over time itself. With terrific cover and interior illustrations by British artist Dan Chernett, this wonderful, fast-paced, adventure story is irresistible! 2014 CIPA EVVY Merit Award winner for juvenile fiction.