The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1: The Hero Revealed

William Boniface (Author) Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)
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Description

In Superopolis everyone has a superpower Well...almost everyone. Meet Ordinary Boy.

In a town where everyone is a superhero, what if you were the only person with no superpowers at all?

Welcome to the life of Ordinary Boy. He's...well, he's pretty much exactly as his name suggests. But things are not so super in Superopolis these days, with the evil Professor Brain-Drain on the loose. To make matters worse, Ordinary Boy and his friends are thrown into the middle of a baffling mystery. Forget superheroes. In a city where everyone is extraordinary, this just might be a job for...Ordinary Boy

With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this "celebration of the comics genre" (Kirkus) is perfect for readers who love the New York Times bestselling Captain Underpants series and Michael Buckley's New York Times bestselling NERDS series, as well as young fans of Marvel and DC Comics--and anyone who's ever longed to be super.

Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
February 26, 2008
Pages
294
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.4 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060774660

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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.

Stephen Gilpin graduated from the NYC School of Visual Arts where he studied painting and cartooning. He is the illustrator of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series and The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series. Stephen currently lives in Hiawatha, Kansas. Visit him at SGilpin.com.

Reviews

"Not only is Ordinary Boy incredibly funny, he's extraordinarily smart."--Argus Leader
"The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series will appeal to fans of Captain Underpants in search of new adventures."--ALA Booklist
"Readers will zip through it faster than a speeding bullet."--School Library Journal
"As a send-up and a celebration of the comics genre, this packs a wallop."--Kirkus Reviews