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The Comic Book Kid Adam Osterweil

The Comic Book Kid

Adam Osterweil

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ISBN : 9781608980536
ebook
152 pages
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Brian is convinced that his cheerful, joking father is still angry at him for accidentally destroying his valuable Superman #1 comic book from 1939. Like his father, Brian collects comics. So hes not surprised when Mr. Somerset, the owner of theMoreBrian is convinced that his cheerful, joking father is still angry at him for accidentally destroying his valuable Superman #1 comic book from 1939. Like his father, Brian collects comics. So hes not surprised when Mr. Somerset, the owner of the towns general store, gives him one. But he is surprised to find that the comic book is full of blank panels and that a metal ring falls out when he opens it. Brians best friend, Paul, finds a dial on the ring. He sets it to 75 million B.C., presses a button labeled Timequest, and the boys suddenly find themselves in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean battling a prehistoric beast.They decide to use the ring to travel back to 1939 to get another Superman #1 for Brians father. But when a string of misadventures threatens to alter their life back at home forever, Brian realizes that the comic doesnt matter as much as getting back to his mom and dad.With dozens of illustrations by renowned Australian illustrator Craig Smith, this book is sure to please kids of all ages.3rd Annual Disney Adventures Book Awards Winner (Adventure Category)2002 The Best Childrens Books of the Year (Nine to twelve) —Bank Street College of Education“This lighthearted science fiction fantasy has plenty of quick action. The dialogue is crisp and natural with an abundance of middle school humor. There’s also a subtle message about responsibility and friendship.” —School Library Journal“[This] might please Trio fans waiting for the next Scieszka/Smith installment. Pen-and-ink illustrations by Craig Smith capture the whirling dervish feeling that pervades the story.” —Booklist“In addition to plenty of laughs and adventures, this novel features Mr. O, one of the most engaging teacher characters in fiction.” —Washington Parent“Craig Smith’s pen and ink lend comic-book authenticity.” —Library Talk