Kid Normal and the rogue heroes

Greg James

Book - 2019

Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are looking forward to a quiet second year at The School--where children with superpowers learn to develop and control their abilities--until a supervillian in a top-secret prison demands to see Kid Normal.--

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Genres
Humorous fiction
Published
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books 2019.
Language
English
Physical Description
399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781547600984
1547600985
Main Author
Greg James (author)
Other Authors
Chris (Radio personality) Smith (author), Erica Salcedo, 1983- (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Murph Cooper, aka Kid Normal, leads his tight, if motley, squad of young superheroes into a second serial escapade (Kid Normal, 2018), facing off against archvillain Magpie, whose Capability, or "Cape," is the power to steal the Capes of other supers. Being the newest and youngest members of the worldwide Heroes' Alliance, Murph and the Super Zeroes struggle for acceptance in the Caped community, but when Magpie escapes after 30 years of imprisonment, it is their trust in and reliance on teamwork that (mostly) saves the day. With a number of other previously jailed or otherwise demented baddies at large, more sequels seem imminent, but getting there involves all sorts of daring exploits, narrow squeaks, explosions, and meetings with current and retired heroes. Alongside the action is a darling tale featuring three rapping kittens and other random diversions, outrageous puns, and lines of dialogue printed in heavier type for added drama. Salcedo adds trading-card-style profiles of the Super Zeroes and cartoon views of intrepid heroes taking on caricatured supervillains. Stay tuned. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are looking forward to a quiet second year at The School--where children with superpowers learn to develop and control their abilities--until a supervillian in a top-secret prison demands to see Kid Normal.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

“Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series.” - School Library Connection on Kid Normal Since becoming Kid Normal, Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes – fellow students with arguably less-than-useful talents like the ability to conjure tiny horses from thin air – have been catching bad guys all over the place. But being a hero isn't easy, especially when you can't tell anyone about your epic adventures and your classmates still don't believe you've got what it takes.And then, far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain breaks his thirty-year silence. His first words? “Bring Kid Normal to me!” This supervillain was responsible for stealing the powers from some of the greatest Heroes Alliance members of all time. Does Murph have what it takes to bring him down? With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

For fans of Stuart Gibbs comes another hilarious, illustrated middle-grade adventure about Kid Normal, a superhero with no superpowers.