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Title:
Captain Awesome and the new kid
ISBN:
9781442441996

9781442442009
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Little Simon, c2012.
Physical Description:
112 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Reading Level:
650 L Lexile
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Summary:
Eugene McGillicudy stands up for Sally Williams, the new student at Sunnyview Elementary, and then discovers that they both like an orange cat named Mr. Whiskersworth and the comic book super hero, Super Dude.
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Summary

Summary

Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must decide if new student Sally Williams is friend or foe in this third Captain Awesome story. MI-TEE!

Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are up to their old tricks...saving the universe through the defeat of one bad guy at a time. From Mr. Drools to Dr. Spinach, evil doesn't stand a chance in Sunnyview! But when a new student named Sally Williams joins Ms. Beasley's class, the boys wonder if she is friend or foe. Eugene also contemplates inviting a new feline friend to join the Squad... much to Turbo's disapproval.
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!


Author Notes

Stan Kirby tied a beach towel around his neck and became Super Commander Beach Boy when he was six years old. When Stan's not creating the awesome adventures of Captain Awesome, he loves reading comic books, eating okra, and hang gliding (but not at the same time).

George O'Connor is the creator of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series Olympians, in addition to serving as the illustrator of the Captain Awesome series. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Kapow! , Ker-splash , and If I Had a Triceratops . He resides in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout, where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

Eugene's superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, helps him start second grade at a new school, deal with bullies, handle his sister (a.k.a. Queen Stinkypants), make friends, and solve mysteries. Comic-book-style illustrations are punctuated by Eugene's own less-sophisticated doodles. Eugene's imaginative inner dialogue and his impulsive actions don't quite jibe, but chapter book readers will likely enjoy the hijinks. [Review covers these Captain Awesome titles: Captain Awesome to the Rescue!, Captain Awesome and the New Kid, and Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man.] (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

MI-TEE! It's superhero adventures in sleepy Sunnyview. Seven Captain Awesome adventures are slated for release in 2012. In this, number three in the series, the Sunnyview Superhero Squad encounters several nemeses, rescues a lost cat and meets a potential super-buddy. Second-grader Eugene McGillicudy and his best friend Charlie Thomas Jones have secret identities: Inspired by their idol Super Dude, they are Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man. Together with their hamster sidekick, Turbo, they patrol the streets of Sunnyview in costume to keep unsuspecting citizens safe from crime (but mostly just to have fun). They rescue their fantastic Frisbee from Mr. Drools, "the most slobberingest monster from the Howling Paw Nebula." They investigate the moving van down the street for alien spies. At school they defend a new girl from the cootie insults of Little Miss Stinky Pinky, aka Meredith Mooney, and avoid the evil peas of Dr. Yuck Spinach in the lunch room. Kirby and O'Connor's ultra-illustrated early chapter book will be of interest to superhero fans graduating from easy readers, but they will need a high tolerance for super-lingo. Several chapters set up interesting events that are not played out in the text or comics-inspired, black-and-white illustrations, which is a disappointment. For seekers of super-silly series sagas. (Fiction. 7-10)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Excerpted from Captain Awesome and the New Kid by Stan Kirby All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.