The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1: The Hero Revealed

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a6.149759

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.

Paperback, 320 pages
Published on February 26, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060774665
ISBN-13: 9780060774660
4 Book Reviews
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  • anonymous Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:42 am
    I liked this book, it was very interesting and it really hooked me in.
    • fosterj7
      fosterj7Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:51 am55 stars
      Well first i thought it was boring. Then i started loving it. It's just about a ordinary kid. expect for the fact that every one is a superhero. Except for Oboy, (thats what real fans call him.) ,he has no power what so ever. He says how every baby doesn't take long to show there superpower. For example. If the baby starts floating they will call him/her floating baby, older Floating Boy/Girl, even older, Floating man/Woman. you get the picture. some parents of kids come up silly names of the book. Its funny really.
      • redpanda99
        redpanda99Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8:59 am
        • harry658
          harry658Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm
          this book is SOOOOO good.i love it!!!!!read it1read it!i picked it out cause it was my reading level.i didnt think id like it....BUT I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!