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The Adventures of Invisible Boy (Paperback)

The Adventures of Invisible Boy By Doogie Horner, Doogie Horner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doogie Horner, Doogie Horner (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Invisible Boy series.


In this hilarious debut middle grade graphic novel, when an impossible wish comes true, a wild adventure begins!

"Can't be missed!" —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

Think your wildest wish can’t come true? Just wait!

It’s his first day at a new school, and Stanley wishes he could disappear. He can hardly believe it when, after a big spill at the science fair, POOF! Stanley is invisible! It’s awesome! He can do anything he wants, and no one will know!

But Stanley isn’t the only one who turned invisible. The inventor of the potion is not happy about the accident and takes his anger out on kids all over town.

Stanley wants to use his power for good . . . which means going up against the one person who can make him visible again.

Get ready for a battle of the ages.

About the Author

Doogie Horner is an author, illustrator, and comedian. He is the illustrator of Quirk Books' Kid Legends series, and his other books include This Might Hurt a Bit, Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren't Aware Of, Everything Explained Through Flowcharts, and 100 Ghosts.

Praise For…

Praise for The Adventures of Invisible Boy:

A Junior Library Guild selection

* “[Horner’s] unique humor throughout the text provides genuine laughs and unexpected character reactions. . . Horner pulls back for moments of serenity, as the two protagonists struggle with making friends and finding their place, which further adds to the charm and authenticity of a story that could easily have become cliché. His artistic style feels reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes, giving a simple and timeless feel to the book while simultaneously adding to the ridiculousness of the situations and the superhero action. A surprise hit.” –Booklist (starred review)

“Packed with witty humor and thrilling adventure, this graphic novel will draw fans of ‘Captain Underpants’ and belongs on middle grade library shelves. . . Horner skillfully delves into deep themes such as parental expectations, social acceptance, and self-worth in a manner that will resonate with middle graders. The exciting build-up to the epic climax of the story will keep readers wanting more and eager for the promised follow-up.” –School Library Journal

“Horner channels vintage Cartoon Network–esque tomfoolery in this hilarious graphic novel romp . . . [The] illustrations are inviting, and the plot is replete with clever gags stuffed into every panel . . . An easy-going, fun-to-read treat that juxtaposes belly laughs with thoughtful explorations of anxiety.” —Publishers Weekly

“Raucous . . . Action-packed artwork feels reminiscent of comic strips or animated shows . . . A fun-filled adventure that celebrates the true superpowers of the middle-grade imagination: chaos and creativity.” —Kirkus Reviews

“On the first day of school, a new kid and an evil genius are about to collide. Our hero may be invisiblebut The Adventures of Invisible Boy can't be missed!” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

“Wonderfully fun and inventive! Doogie Horner is truly a mad scientist of comics, and he's created an endlessly delightful madcap adventure of mayhem and mischief in this book.” —Chad Sell, author of The Cardboard Kingdom series

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593532652
ISBN-10: 0593532651
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Invisible Boy