The Adventures of Beanboy

Harkrader, Lisa

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Adventures of Beanboy
Wheaton, Kansas seventh-grader Tucker MacBean loves comic books, so when his favorite comic has a contest to create a sidekick, he is hopeful that he can win, thereby fixing his struggling family.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012
ISBN: 0547550782
Branch Call Number: J HARKRAD
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Combine a boy who likes to draw and the potential for fart jokes and you’ve got my kind of book. Tucker MacBean hopes that the sidekick he creates for his favorite superhero will win the Dark Overlord comic contest. But when he joins the after-school art club so he can do some serious comic work,... Read More »

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Jul 11, 2014

I didn't like the prospect of his power being surrounded by beans and having to fart to fly.

Jun 14, 2014
  • szarnstorff rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent book about a boy who draws cartoons. He is a sidekick too, an unlikely hero who befriends a bully, takes care of his special needs brother and wins a scholarship.

Nov 27, 2013

"hen aspiring comic-book artist Tucker MacBean enters a contest to create a new sidekick for his favorite superhero - Beanboy, whose superpower is his, ahem, "gaseous tendencies" (Booklist) - he's got a lot riding on whether or not he wins. Tucker hopes that stardom might make him more popular, and he wants to give the prize, a college scholarship, to his hardworking but exhausted single mum. Like the Wimpy Kid books, this story is told partly in cartoons and partly with words, but it's less sarcastic than Greg Heffley's diary entries and has a balance of seriousness and humour that fans of realistic, somewhat emotional stories will enjoy." Kids' Books November 2013 newsletter


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Jun 04, 2014
  • violet_penguin_415 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_penguin_415 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 6


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