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The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 2: The Return of Meteor Boy? Paperback – October 28, 2008
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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.
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However I found Ordinary Boy in hardback at our thrift store one day and it sat on the shelf for a good bit. Maybe 6 months or 8. He finally noticed it and started reading it and after that he just took off. He couldn't put it down.
So I have since bought the other two books in the series and read the 2nd one in a matter of a few days and already onto the third.
The books are about a boy who lives in Superopolis where everyone has super powers except for Ordinary Boy of course. But there are villains like Professor Brain drain and good guys like the League of Ultimate Goodness and Amazing Indestructo.
I was going to try to give a bit of an explanation of the plot but I think its best to just let your kid try it out. I am certain they will love it. It is so fun and enjoyable!
There are a few illustrations scattered throughout as well as little pages out of OB's Li'l Hero's Handbook about people, places and things in Superopolis.
I love that there are lots of fun and big words in these stories. It is not a dumbed down book for kids like so many books these days that are absolute drivel. This is fun as well as teaching them wonderful vocabulary and exploring many new words and phrases. Some are made up like Superopolis and Oomphlifier and Indestructo. but there are words like cavalcade, accusingly, metamorphic, duplicates, suspiciously, brilliance, unconscious, enormous, Chrysanthemum, Principal Doppelganger, powerlessness, minuscule, positively humiliating and so on.
So in all this is a wonderful series my son has enjoyed immensely.
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