David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. David is a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.
on July 16, 2013 :
Can you say, “A wonderful and exciting adventure that makes me want to be nine again, or least have cool Power Gloves?” Nikki’s adventures and mishaps with her magical Power Gloves is a great children’s book filled with action, imagination, and a few lessons learned along the way. Nikki is led to a magical and mystical box by an unusual creature who has been trying to get her attention for days! Inside, are many sets of gloves, each with a magical, “super hero” power, only to be worn by someone worthy and capable of their powers! What started out as a pretty boring summer for Nikki becomes a non-stop adventure for her as she learns the responsibilities and joys of being a real, live Super Hero! But remember, being a hero is NOT just about saving cats in trees, for every Super Hero, there is a Super Villain and one must be prepared!
Nikki Powergloves: A Hero is Born by David Estes is filled with the frantic energy of a child, bouncing along from page to page at breakneck speed, sure to hold even the most reluctant young reader’s attention and needs to added to every child’s “larger-than-life” reading list! With a vivid imagination and an eye for just the right amount of detail to stimulate a child’s mind, David Estes has given us an adorable Hero to root for and believe in!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on April 24, 2013 :
An excellent start to the series!
(reviewed long after purchase)