When Newt Newman's football-star brother, Chris, is knocked into a coma during the biggest game of the season, Newt's two best friends keep his mind off of the accident by helping him create the ultimate Halloween costume: Captain Nobody. Newt feels strong and confident in his new getup, so he keeps wearing it after Halloween is over. Soon 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?
- Paperback | 195 pages
- 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
- 13 May 2010
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
?This novel will speak to those kids who feel left out . . . the humor and compassion are sure to appeal to reluctant readers.? ?"Kirkus Reviews"
About Dean Pitchford
Dean Pitchford, author of The Big One-Oh and Captain Nobody, starred on Broadway in Pippin and Godspell before turning to songwriting and screenwriting. His multimillion-selling songs include the Oscar-winning "Fame," "Footloose," "Holding Out for a Hero" and "After All." He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, five Grammys and two Tonys. His stage musical adaptation of Footloose played over 700 performances on Broadway and is now being produced around the world.