The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1 (Paperback)
The Hero Revealed
HarperCollins, 9780060774660, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 26, 2008
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.
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 is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children's books and has worked for tons of awesome clients. He lives and works with his wife, Angie, in Hiawatha, Kansas.
Praise For The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1: The Hero Revealed…
— Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will zip through it faster than a speeding bullet.”
— School Library Journal
“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