Little Junior is no ordinary boy. For starters, he likes opera music. Also, he lives at the very top of a tall and scary building. Then, there’s the fact that he’s always hungry (maybe that part isn’t so uncommon). Yet, what truly makes Little Junior different from the ordinary boy is that he is incapable of doing anything bad, naughty, or even slightly evil. Basically, Little Junior is a very, ve More
One fateful and particularly awful night a short, sad and chubby little boy named Little Junior trudges to his bedroom window (more of a hole in the wall) and lets the world (or at least his neighborhood: Cinnamon Spice Lane) know what he wants more than anything. “I want to be evil!” he shouts into the night. All the while, his loathsome family scurries about below doing terrible deeds and concocting terrible plans. They do not care for Little Junior, not one bit. They are a loathsome bunch, evil to the core, and Little Junior, being the complete opposite of them does not fit in.
What Little Junior does not know is that the words he so mournfully howled into the night have meaning. Magic, in a way. He has accidentally summoned a trio of odd, yet powerful creatures know as the Conscience Collectors, who are only too happy to help him with his request. However, their method is rather painful and permanent.
Simultaneously, Old Geovanny, the head of the Battaglia household has decided to mentor Little Junior, who is his grandson. Old Geovanny is old, and decrepit and the most evil of the bunch, but he knows what ails Little Junior and he has a plan to fix it: he will teach Little Junior to be evil, starting with a trip to the city.
Thus the story unfolds with Little Junior quickly learning what it means to be evil and then being left to his own devices and wits to cope with a dilemma. Does he truly want to be evil? And if not, how does a truly good person battle evil? For, Little Junior has a serious handicap, his conscience prevents him from doing anything evil, or even remotely close.
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