Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain

J. A. Dauber (Author)
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Holiday House
Publish Date
August 13, 2019
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

JEREMY DAUBER grew up devouring classic science fiction and comic books. A professor at Columbia University, he is the author of several adult nonfiction works including Jewish Comedy: A Serious History. Mayhem and Madness is his debut novel for young readers. He lives in New York City with his wife and his three young children, who insist on making him the supervillain in their games every single time.


"Clever twists and turns here along with strong character work. Bailey is a compelling protagonist, and the author smartly shades his parents enough to make their relationship just as interesting. . . . A nifty mystery with pleasant superhero twists." --Kirkus Reviews

"Bailey's comically honest narrative voice will pull readers along for the adventure with its endlessly engaging style. Dauber's debut novel offers a hero's journey from the perspective of a villain, perfect for fans of superhero stories in search of something new."--Booklist

"the high-flying action and military-grade violence are a selling point in and of themselves for this novel, which ends with some suggestion of more Mayhem to come."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books