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YIKES!

Professor Brain-Drain is on the loose! This supervillain menaces the fine supercitizens of Superopolis, concocting evil-genius schemes and draining everyone's brainpower! (And in this town, there's not a whole lot of that to begin with.)

NEVER FEAR!

The AMAZING INDESTRUCTO will save the day! He is indestructible! He cannot be harmed by anything! He is the town's greatest superhero! Collect all sixty-four of his trading cards!

BUT WAIT!

A mystery is afoot in Superopolis. Why is it so hard to get a complete set of the collectible cards? Where is the last card hiding? Who is the real mastermind behind this sinister plot, and what is he planning?

Forget the regular superheroes. In a city where everyone is extraordinary, this might just be a job for . . . ORDINARY BOY.

Synopsis:

Tucker MacBean's father has left and his mother is always either at work or in class, trying to finish college.and#160; This leaves Tucker to watch out for his younger brother, Beech, while they secretly try to save up enough money so that their mother can quit her job.and#160; When Tucker's favorite comic has a contest for kids to create the hero's new sidekick, he hopes he has found a way to help his mother and fix his family — all he has to do is create the winning supercomic.and#160;and#160;

and#160;and#160;and#160; With thoughtful characterizations --and#160; including Tucker's brother who has special needs — copious black-and-white comic-book-like art, and an engaging storyline, this middle grade novel has humor, an enterprising main character, and the appeal of a comic-book adventure.

Synopsis:

A hilarious new series that proves superpowers are no match for brainpower.

In the town of Superopolis, everyone has a superpower. Everyone, that is, except Ordinary Boy. He's–well, he's pretty much ordinary. But that won't stop him from taking on supervillains like the sinister Professor Brain–Drain....

This spring, welcome to Superopolis and The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, a clever, funny new series for kids who've outgrown Captain Underpants or anyone who loves The Incredibles and The Tick. Packed with dynamic illustrations and starring a smart young hero who could hold his own with Charlie Bone, Klaus Baudelaire, and Stanley Yelnats, this is a series that kids will find undeniably super!

About the Author

William Boniface may or may not exist. Ordinary Boy, after all, tells his own story. Mr. Boniface could simply be a creation of the publisher in order to fulfill the requirement that an author be listed on the cover of this book. Given that possibility, there is no harm in revealing that Mr. Boniface has lent his name to over two dozen far less wordy children's books that were also in need of an author. Unless, of course, he didn't, which would make this entire biography irrelevant.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060774646
Author:
Gilpin, Stephen
Publisher:
HarperColl
Illustrator:
Gilpin, Stephen
Author:
Harkrader, Lisa
Author:
Grant, Tracy
Author:
Gilpin, Stephen
Author:
by William Boniface and Stephen Gilpin
Subject:
Collectors and collecting
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060530
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Tucker MacBean's father has left and his mother is always either at work or in class, trying to finish college.and#160; This leaves Tucker to watch out for his younger brother, Beech, while they secretly try to save up enough money so that their mother can quit her job.and#160; When Tucker's favorite comic has a contest for kids to create the hero's new sidekick, he hopes he has found a way to help his mother and fix his family — all he has to do is create the winning supercomic.and#160;and#160;

and#160;and#160;and#160; With thoughtful characterizations --and#160; including Tucker's brother who has special needs — copious black-and-white comic-book-like art, and an engaging storyline, this middle grade novel has humor, an enterprising main character, and the appeal of a comic-book adventure.

"Synopsis" by , A hilarious new series that proves superpowers are no match for brainpower.

In the town of Superopolis, everyone has a superpower. Everyone, that is, except Ordinary Boy. He's–well, he's pretty much ordinary. But that won't stop him from taking on supervillains like the sinister Professor Brain–Drain....

This spring, welcome to Superopolis and The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, a clever, funny new series for kids who've outgrown Captain Underpants or anyone who loves The Incredibles and The Tick. Packed with dynamic illustrations and starring a smart young hero who could hold his own with Charlie Bone, Klaus Baudelaire, and Stanley Yelnats, this is a series that kids will find undeniably super!

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