The Hero Revealed

The Hero Revealed

Book - 2006
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060774653
Branch Call Number: j F BONIFACE
Characteristics: 294 pages : illustrations , map ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gilpin, Stephen


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Aug 08, 2011

Ordinary Boy lives in Superopolis, a town where everyone has a superpower--except him. Not all superpowers are especially attractive, though: OB's friend Stench can make himself stink really badly whenever he wants to; SpongeGirl's head absorbs everything from rain to the molecules of a nearby sneeze and needs to be wrung out regularly. Written at about a 5th grade level, this is a smart, funny send-up of comics and consumer culture, and a mystery/quest, too. I'll be recommending it to kids at the library who appreciate


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