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Captain Nobody

Dean Pitchford - Author

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ISBN 9780399250347 | 192 pages | 09 Jul 2009 | Putnam Juvenile | 9.25 x 6.25in | 8 - 12 years
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Growing up in the shadow of his football star brother, Chris, Newt Newman has never felt particularly special. When Chris is knocked into a coma, Newt's two best friends decide that taking him out for Halloween is the best way to cheer him up. Using some of Chris's old, oversized clothes, Newt creates his best costume ever - Captain Nobody!

Newt feels so strong and confident in his new getup that he keeps wearing it after Halloween is over. In no time, Newt assumes the role of a hero in a string of exploits that include foiling a robbery and saving a planeload of passengers. But will Captain Nobody be able to save the one person he cares about most?

With Captain Nobody, the acclaimed author of The Big One-Oh, Dean Pitchford, has skillfully crafted a heartfelt blend of action, humor, and family drama.

"This novel will speak to those kids who feel left out . . . the humor and compassion are sure to appeal to reluctant readers." - Kirkus Reviews


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