When brothers Tucker and Hudson are given scarves and umbrellas from a neighbor’s yard sale, their sleepy final day of summer morphs into a thrilling adventure as they discover that the secondhand items possess superpowers. Tuck convinces Hudson to seize the day and, with the help of a surfer-lingo-speaking squirrel and a time-traveling trunk, they battle cat burglars, aid medieval villagers, train with a dragon, and confront a nemesis corrupted by the temptation of power. Brothers Unite (Dial, $10.99), the first in the Secondhand Heroes graphic novel trilogy by Justin LaRocca Hansen, will appeal to anyone who daydreams about doing heroic deeds. Ages 8-12.
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