The Comic Book Kid

The Comic Book Kid Brian is convinced that his cheerful joking father is still angry at him for accidentally destroying his valuable Superman comic book from Like his father Brian collects comics So he s not su

  • Title: The Comic Book Kid
  • Author: Adam Osterweil
  • ISBN: 9781886910621
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 he s not surprised when Mr Somerset, the owner of the town s general store, gives him one But he is surprised to find that the comic book is full of blank panels and that a metal riBrian 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 he s not surprised when Mr Somerset, the owner of the town s 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 Brian s 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 Brian s father But when a string of misadventures threatens to alter their life back at home forever, Brian realizes that the comic doesn t 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 Children s 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

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    1. Shadman Maksood 705 Ela Reading Response Creative Writing Comic Book Kid Nathan took us to the mall to get new Time Quest coins and magazines so we could get back home in 2001 and get Mattie and . I and Paul stepped through the silver door that was swiping red lasers. It was as if we were going to ride on a plane but way too hi-tech. ALERT OF TIME TRAVELERS!!! A red light started beeping above us. Boy the future was weird. All the people around us panicked and ran. I could tell it was time for [...]

    2. Dani Phillps12/7/11Book Review: The Comic Book KidThis book is Realistic fiction. An intelligent child and his 3 best friends go on an Adventurous journey trying to find the cheapskate, Mr. Hummerset. It all starts at the General Store when the 4 friends ask, “Mr. Hummerset, could we trade this classic Superman comic for the newest one please?” He passes them the comic without saying anything and runs off into his hummer driving toward a dark, woody trail. They looked at the brand new comic, [...]

    3. This is in the year 2001. Brian and Paul time travel to the years 1931, 2499 A.D and 99,999 A.D. When Brian was 5, he destroyed his dad's Superman #1 comic. His dad bought it at an auction for $1,000,000. Brian found the comic in a black trunk. Brian was drinking some fruit punch while reading the comic. His dad called out to him and he was so startled that he dropped the comic and then spilled the fruit punch on it. Then he crumpled the comic into a ball and threw it in the trash!! Brian had to [...]

    4. Since all my 3-5 graders are into "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", which is done in comic book style, I will try to get them to read this!

    5. The misadventures of two kids who travel back in time to buy an old rare comic book. Jeez, what comic book geek hasn't contemplated being able to do this? Has some fun bits, but overall? Meh.

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