Reviews for Return of Meteor Boy?


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
Superopolis, a town populated by superheroes, is about to be sent back in time sixty-five million years by the villainous Professor Brain-Drain unless Ordinary Boy can unravel a twenty-five-year-old mystery. Dozens of characters and interconnecting plots elaborately merge into a tidy and convenient time travel loop in Ordinary Boy's second adventure. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
Superopolis, a town populated by superheroes, is about to be sent back in time sixty-five million years by the villainous Professor Brain-Drain unless Ordinary Boy can unravel a twenty-five-year-old mystery. Dozens of characters and interconnecting plots elaborately merge into a tidy and convenient time travel loop in Ordinary Boy's second adventure. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2007 March #2
The star of The Hero Revealed, the first of the Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, came to the understanding that one need not have superpowers to do extraordinary things. Now, in his second adventure, The Return of Meteor Boy? by William Boniface, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, Ordinary Boy uncovers the true identity of long-lost Superopolis hero Meteor Boy while working on his science fair project: a time machine. (HarperCollins, $16.99 352p ages 8-12 ISBN 978-0-06-077467-7; Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2007 August

Gr 4-6-- This second book in the series will appeal to superhero and comic-book readers. Ordinary Boy, a fifth grader at Watson Elementary, is the only one in the city of Superopolis who has no superpowers. His friends are Stench, whose power is his odious smell; Halogen Boy, who glows according to how much apple juice he has consumed; and Plasma Girl, who can melt into a puddle of goo. O Boy is beginning to realize that his idol, the Amazing Indestructo, is a huckster with his own TV show, trading cards, and other commercial tie-ins. Twenty-five years earlier, Meteor Boy disappeared in a mysterious explosion while fighting the evil Professor Brain-Drain, and now Indestructo is holding auditions for a Meteor Boy character for his TV show and to promote his line of Meteor Boy products. Along the way, a science-fair project becomes a working time machine, and the Meteor Boy's disappearance is explained. The conversational style and fun black-and-white cartoon illustrations, some of which are collector cards for the superheroes, add to the silly mood.--Ann Robinson, Moultonborough Academy Library, NH

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