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Which will prove harder: Surviving seventh grade or learning to manipulate gravity?
The Minor Miracle by Meredith Davis, Billy Yong

The Minor Miracle
(The Amazing Adventures of Noah Minor #1)

Written by Meredith Davis
Illustrated by Billy Yong

What happens when a seemingly average seventh grader discovers he has superpowers . . . and then realizes his life just got super complicated? Find out in this action-packed adventure perfect for young readers.

As a baby, Noah Minor miraculously—and mysteriously—survived a fall from a sixteen-story balcony. But ever since then, Noah’s life has been pretty boring.

As he enters seventh grade, Noah is hoping to be less ordinary and more extraordinary, like his best friends, trumpet prodigy Rodney and the practically perfect Haley. So Noah’s sure his star is on the rise when during a standard vision test, he learns he can manipulate gravity and is recruited to train with Gravitas, a top-secret government agency!

Noah thinks his life will now be awesome, but instead, he has a whole new set of problems. The biggest one: His great-uncle Saul is on Gravitas’s most-wanted list . . . but might also be the only person who can help Noah reach his full potential.

An action-packed adventure featuring a superhero meets secret agent mash-up in a contemporary school setting with superpowers, the CIA, the Macy’s Day Parade, and a touch of science and mystery!


The Minor Miracle has everything! Superheroes, bad guys, epic trumpet solos, slam dunks, and hilarious hijinks galore. It will make your heart ZING!”
—Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

“We might think we know all about superheroes, but Meredith Davis, in her debut novel, gives us a spectacular new one—Noah Minor. In a plot filled with twists and turns, readers will discover the same thing Noah does—that superheroism isn’t always about saving the world using extraordinary powers. Sometimes it’s about saving your best friends, and that requires the most amazing power of all: love. That alone is a miracle.”
—Kathi Appelt, Newbery honoree and National Book Award finalist

The Minor Miracle is major fun! Noah and his super crew may stretch the laws of physics with their fantastic feats, but it’s the friendships that give this story its true power. You will find yourself rooting for Noah—and laughing out loud—all the way!”
—Christina Soontornvat, bestselling author of The Tryout

“A fresh, fun, and fantastic take on what it means to be a superhero!”
—Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Ancestor Approved and Sisters of the Neversea

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Meet the Author and Illustrator

Meredith Davis

Photo: © Courtney Cope

Meredith Davis is a wife, mother, and grandmother living in Austin, Texas. She is the founder of the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first book, Her Own Two Feet, which she co-authored with Rebeka Uwitonze, earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly, was a Junior Library Guild selection, a nominee for the NAACP Image Award, and World magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year for nonfiction.

Billy Yong is an illustrator and character designer. Since starting out he has drawn storyboards, done visual development, and even voice acted for animation, games, and children’s books. Outside of his professional doodlings, he can be found in a cafe, drawing or painting in his sketchbook, developing his personal projects, or teaching Japanese swordsmanship in the dojo. Billy currently lives in sunny Singapore.

May 25 2024 (Sat)
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