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The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero

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From passing the sacrament with his fly down to failing miserably at capture the flag, Andrew knows he'll never be able to fulfill his duties as a deacon. But when tragedy strikes on his Boy Scout backpacking trip, Andrew's whole troop must become stronger than they ever imagined. This hilarious coming-of-age story is bound to have you rooting for a "misfit" hero
Paperback, 1st, 104 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Cedar Fort, Inc.
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Christy
Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero
Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero by Matt Peterson is a fun read for kids. From passing the sacrament with his fly down to failing miserable at capture the flag, Andrew knows he’ll never be able to fulfill his duties as a deacon. But when tragedy strikes on his Boy Scout camping trip, Andrew’s whole troop must become stronger than they ever imagined. This hilarious coming-of-age story is bound to have you rooting for a misfit hero!
Matt Peterson has hit a home run with this
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Michael Bast
"The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero" is a superb book. It has a great story with an important message. It is one of those rare books that teaches without being "preachy". I felt like I had jumped into a time machine and was taken back to my youth in boy scouts.
The author nailed all of the nuances of being a twelve year old, the types of games we played, the cast of characters that every troop had and even the adventures that we all wish we could go on. I dare you to read it with your kids and see
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Jared
When I was 13 years old, my two favorite books were "My Side of the Mountain" and "Brothers", a book I can't find anymore about two brothers who get lost in the snow during a campout. The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero would have fit right in - it combines the survival and wilderness aspect of those favorites with some great humor and a relatable main character. I think this is a great read for any LDS person, but an absolute must-have for LDS young men in scouts.
Heather
I really enjoyed reading it. I really liked the message in the end. Great read, I would recommend it.
Heidi
I really enjoyed this book, it made for a light fun read but with a surprising amount of depth. Andrew is a good kid, but at twelve-years-old, life is still a mystery, especially regarding his new standing as a deacon in the LDS Church (deacons quorums are made up of 12 and 13-year-old boys). His efforts to fit in with his quorum don't go as smoothly as he would like, but he is excited to go on his first camping trip with the other deacons and their two leaders. Things change dramatically though ...more
L_manning
Andrew has a lot of firsts in his life since he turned 12. The next "first" is going camping with his very young Boy Scout troop. Things start out rather damp, and things only go downhill from there. As their leaders continue their trip, Andrew has to deal with a lot of things he is not so great at. However, when something unexpected happens, Andrew and his fellow Scouts must pull together in ways they never expected. It will take everything they've got (plus a little divine help) to get them ou ...more
Alice
When I received this book in the mail, I quickly snuck a peek at the first chapter and I was immediately sucked into the life of the misfit hero (a.k.a Andrew), the newest Mormon deacon with an issue of "deacon's collar." From the first few pages and the way author Matt Peterson described Andrew's frustration with how his tie always peeked out from under his collar while passing the sacrament at church, I knew that this guy would be fun to read. And I was right. Of course.

I hope Matt Peterson pl
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Rosalyn Eves
Andrew Jensen doesn't quite feel like he fits in--at church, school, or elsewhere. But he's still looking forward to his upcoming Boy Scout backpacking trip. The trip, however, doesn't go as planned. From the tempestuous rainstorm that drenches their campsite to an unexpected tragedy, Andrew and his friends find out that they are stronger than they think they are. There were a lot of things to like about this book: I like how naturally Andrew's LDS faith was woven into the story, and, especially ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
You get a group of 12 year old boy scouts together and mayhem is bound to happen. The Misfit Hero is Andrew and he just turned twelve. He is on his first boy scout camp and it is far from a smooth experience.

I found it amusing that before the camp at church his Bishop (church leader) asked the congregation to pray for the boys. Unfortunately this troop doesn't have a great track record. (It becomes abundantly clear near the beginning of the story.) I can see my sons in the boys depicted. The boy
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Mandi Murphy
This book is definitely aimed at an LDS audience. I can't say enough good about it. I had the good fortune of actually hearing Matt speak about writing for middle grade readers before I read the book and that was a priceless experience. I read it out loud to my boys and they were all riveted. I have five of them ages 5-15. We laughed and we almost cried. Even in parts of the book that were very serious, he had us laughing. There was a lot of religion in the story, but even though it came up a lo ...more
LuAnn
Absolutely wonderful book. Read this aloud with my Scouter husband and we laughed and laughed. The story was a spot-on perfect description of Scout camp, and the middle-grade voice was perfect too! Hope to read more from this author in the future.
Christine
This is a light, fun coming of age story of an LDS boy. His funny outlook and scouting adventures are entertaining and easy to relate to. It made me feel like a kid! I liked the message of the book and the writing is creative and fun!
Marcyhowes
Excellent middle grade book for lds boys. It reminds me of the Lucky book series written by Dean Hughesin the 1990's. I always wished that there were more books like this for my own boys when they were younger. Kudos to Matt Peterson!
Karlene Browning
Some boys might really like this but I couldn't get into it. It wouldn't be one I'd get for my grandson.
Chantele Sedgwick
Cute story with a fun adventure. Made me nervous for when my sons go camping without me though! :)
Jennifer
Loved this book! It was a great read-aloud book for my whole family.
Mindy
Absolutely darling. What an epic tale with humor and heart.
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Matt Peterson has been working with Scouts and young men for over eleven years. He has lead adventures into deep canyons, up tall mountains, and through raging rivers. Search and Rescue has only been called once.

Matt lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife and five kids. He served a mission in São Paulo, Brazil, where he learned Portuguese, how to love the people, and how to walk really fast. In his
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