Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.233783
Bestselling Norwegian mystery author Jo Nesbø enters the world of children’s books with Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, the first book in this very funny middle-grade series. Filled with magic, wit, and bathroom humor, Doctor Proctor will keep boys and girls laughing until the end.

Eleven-year-old Nilly is new to the neighborhood, but he is quick to make friends: Doctor Proctor, an eccentric professor who invents wacky potions and powders; and brainy Lisa, who is always teased by the twin terrors Truls and Trym. All is good farty fun when Nilly and Lisa help Doctor Proctor develop his latest invention, a powder that makes you fart. The powder makes Nilly and Lisa VERY popular at school when they sell it for 50 cents a bag. (And they get revenge on Truls and Trym by giving them an extra-strength dose of fart powder that shoots them up into a tree!)

But when Doctor Proctor creates an industrial-strength version that can send people to outer space, the kids must go to great lengths to protect the invention and keep it out of the hands of their neighbors, who want to use the powder for evil purposes.

In the spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, Doctor Proctor offers a winning combination of humor, adventure, and absurdity that kids (of all ages) will love—proving that Jo Nesbø can keep you on the edge of the seat and make your sides split in equal measure.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on December 29, 2009 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1416979727
ISBN-13: 9781416979722
6 Book Reviews
  • lovebooks89
    lovebooks89Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:16 am55 stars
    I am the 2nd grade. This book was really awesome! The fart powder was so great like that I almost laughed.
    • robloxguy2
      robloxguy2Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm
      Read all the books.
      • crazykupkakeFriday, May 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm
        I love this book so far and I love the title I think it is so creative :)
        • 10039881
          10039881Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:45 am11 star
          this book is really bad I thought it was going to be funny and good because of the title but i was wrong don't read this book!
          • joeydaboss
            joeydabossTuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm55 stars
            I think this book is awesome
            • s4m
              s4mTuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:20 am33 stars
              This book isn't that good. They don't describe things i could see the street in my head but still it was just a random street not one they should of described but the book was funny with fart powder that makes you fart to space.