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Kid Normal and the Final Five

Written by Greg James, Chris Smith

Illustrated by Erica Salcedo

Part of the Kid Normal Series

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction Humorous

LoveReading View on Kid Normal and the Final Five

Under-age super-heroes assemble for the last time (boo)!

Secrecy is a big thing for super-heroes (ask Batman) and so far, the Heroes’ Alliance have been keeping the world safe and their identities unknown. But now all that has changed: evil Nicholas Knox has blown their cover and is working to destroy them forever, and take over the world (of course). All that’s standing in the way is one normal eleven-year old, aka Murph Cooper, aka Kid Normal plus his very special friends. This series is hugely popular with readers, deservedly so, and it ends as it began – in style! There are bizarre baddies, lots of great gags, and some wonderfully witty put-downs. Plus, more action than you could throw a comic book at. Adventures don’t come much faster, funnier or more feel-good. Don’t miss!


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Kid Normal and the Final Five Synopsis

Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are about to face their greatest challenge yet ... the general public! The Heroes' Alliance has operated in secret for decades, but that's all set to change. Super-smarmy ubervillain Nicholas Knox has a plan to become the planet's most powerful leader, and he's using the Heroes to do it. He's revealed the existence of Heroes to the world at large, painting them as mad, bad and dangerous to know. With fear and suspicion of Capes growing amongst the public, Heroes are forced underground, making it harder than ever to do their duty and combat evil wherever they find it. And all the while Knox is reaping the rewards of their efforts ... Can Kid Normal take down Knox and prove that superheroes aren't the enemy?

Kid Normal and the Final Five Reader Reviews

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Kid Normal and the Final Five Press Reviews

So funny, it's almost criminal - Independent

Outrageous capers for eight and up ... Amusingly surreal super-powers and a trust yourself message combine to strong effect with Erica Salcedo's entertaining, huge-eyed images - Guardian

An extraordinary tale about an ordinary boy in a world of heroes ... A fast-paced, humorous adventure with likeable heroes and a suitably ridiculous, evil villain - Times Educational Supplement

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ISBN: 9781408898925
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408898925
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Greg James, Chris Smith
Illustrator: Erica Salcedo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, General Fiction, Humorous
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Greg James, Chris Smith

Greg James is the host of Radio 1's Drivetime show and the Official Chart. He is also a familiar face on TV, and in February he completed his #GREGATHLON - five triathlons in five different cities on five consecutive days - raising over GBP1,000,000 for Sport Relief. In 2014 he won Gold for 'Best Entertainment Show' at the last ever Radio Academy Awards, which arguably makes him the most entertaining radio presenter in perpetuity. Greg has no superpowers. In his spare time he enjoys the idea of having hobbies. But in reality, he's made all of them into work.  Chris ...

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