Thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive garden slug, eleven-year-old Murdo McLeod is now the world's worst superhero. His two powers are pretty unique: the first is sliding up walls. Quite slowly. The second is secreting slippery slime from his skin. (Yes, just as disgusting as it sounds.)
It's a world where superhero competition is fierce, and Slugboy is so underrated he doesn't even make the list when an evil mastermind devises a plan to capture all the other superheroes.
Now, Slugboy has to use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to free the other superheroes and save the world. Let's hope he doesn't slip up…
Come dressed as your favourite superhero, and meet Slugboy!
Slugboy Saves the World won the Kelpies Prize, which encourages and rewards Scottish writing for children, in 2015. Mark Smith is a graduate of the English Studies programme here at the University of Dundee, and we’re very delighted to welcome him back to introduce us to Slugboy…
When: Thursday 20th October, 11am (1hr)
Where: Bonar Hall
Especially for 8-12 year olds, but all ages welcome.
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk