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THE HERO REVEALED; The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy Book 1

Author: William Boniface

Illustrator: Stephen Gilpin

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Publisher: HarperTrophy, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: paperback

Summary: Superopolis is a city where superheroes protect and defend the citizens from forces of evil. “Ordinary Boy” and his team, the League of Ultimate Goodness, are always alert to dangers perpetrated by Professor Brain Drain. Ordinary Boy and his colleagues are busy collecting Super Hero Trading Cards when they suddenly realize that some cards are missing. Something’s wrong! What’s going on? Where is the Amazing Indestructo? This is an illustrated chapter book fantasy. It is a High Interest / Low Readability option for struggling teen readers.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, illustrated chapter, reluctant reader, remedial reader

Recommended Age: read together: 7 to 10; read yourself: 11 and Up

Interest Level: 8 to 14

Reading Level: 6.2

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: With an imaginative plot, extraordinary characters, and superb illustrations, the author has created an enjoyable and fun read. It is a delightful book that the intended audience will find enjoyable, fun to read, and waiting for the sequel.

Pros: Superhero devotees of all ages will find this fun to read.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. You'll want this book because it is an enjoyable and fun read, you enjoy comic books and comic book heroes, you appreciate cartoon art, you appreciate artistic collaboration, or you just want something that will tickle your funny bone.

If You Liked This Book, Try: DODGER AND ME   ROYAL KOI AND KINDRED SPIRITS   IF PHOTOS COULD TALK; A SAM & STEPHANIE MYSTERY

Educational Themes: This is a comic book and as such is read for sheer enjoyment. The author and the illustrator are exceptionally talented and compliment each other’s ability. The format is perfect for engaging reluctant and remedial readers.

Literary Categories: Fiction - fantasy, adventure, middle grade series, superheroes

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2009

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