Never underestimate the power of the bean. Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he's been reading them. When his favorite comic has a contest for kids, he hopes he has finally found a way to fix his family--all he has to do is create the winning superhero sidekick . . . Introducing "Beanboy"--the first comic book character to truly harness the power of the bean for good. He is strong, he is relentless, he can double in size
overnight (if given enough water).
With thoughtful characterizations and copious comic book illustrations, this laughout-loud novel will have readers rooting for a superhero with true heart.
About the Author
Lisa Harkrader's debut novel, AIRBALL: My Life in Briefs (Roaring Brook), described by SLJ as "a quirky combination of The Mighty ducks meets Captain Underpants," has been on state award lists in Kansas, Texas, Washington state, Florida, Maine and was a Bank Street College Best book of the year, a Texas Lonestar Award Nominee, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and New York Public Library Best book for the teen Age. She makes her home with her family on a farm in Kansas.
"With a full comic adventure that includes a farting superhero, this is an excellent reccomendation for kids transitioning between graphic novels and traditional books."--Kirkus"Tucker's rapport with his brother, concern for his mother, and frustration with his absent father (who now 'only existed in e-mails') add emotional depth to Harkrader's believable portrait of school and family life."--Publishers Weekly "Harkrader has created superb characters...Fans of Dav Pilkey's 'Captain Underpants' (Scholastic) or Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' (Abrams) books will embrace Tucker and his winsome, quirky friends and schoolmates."--School Library Journal, starred review "[Harkrader] offers another knowing, funny, and sometimes moving look at middle-school issues."--Booklist