Captain Awesome, Soccer Star (Captain Awesome Series #5)

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It’s soccer season in Sunnyview and Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are ready to play! All superheroes are spectacular at sports...right?

Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones can’t wait to join Sunnyview’s eight-year-old soccer team. These superhero pals have no doubt that they will lead the team to victory. MI-TEE!

But when Captain Awesome’s (aka Eugene’s) soccer skills prove to be less than super and his dad decides to coach the ...

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Overview

It’s soccer season in Sunnyview and Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are ready to play! All superheroes are spectacular at sports...right?

Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones can’t wait to join Sunnyview’s eight-year-old soccer team. These superhero pals have no doubt that they will lead the team to victory. MI-TEE!

But when Captain Awesome’s (aka Eugene’s) soccer skills prove to be less than super and his dad decides to coach the team, Captain Awesome starts to wonder if the Sunnyview Megabytes have what it takes to defeat the Westville Kickers.

With easy-to-read text and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442443327
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: Captain Awesome Series , #5
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,371,351
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.31 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Kirby tied a beach towel around his neck and became Super Commander Beach Boy when he was six years old. When Stan’s not creating the awesome adventures of Captain Awesome, he loves reading comic books, eating okra, and hang gliding (but not at the same time).

George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the picture books Kapow! and Ker-splash! He spends time in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout—where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!

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CHAPTER 1

Fall Falls on Captain Awesome

By

Eugene

FALL!

Is there a worse name for a season than “fall”? Eugene McGillicudy thought as he walked home from Sunnyview Elementary School where he had just escaped from second grade.

Fall. Who names a season after an accident? Are there other seasons called “trip” or “crash” or “oops”?

NO.

So why name it “fall”? Is it really because the leaves are turning color and falling off the trees and that snow might soon be falling from the sky?

Really?

Whatever the reason, it is certainly better than “autumn.” I’d bet no one even knows what that word means, Eugene thought.

Fall was the most boring, BORING, BO-RING time of year between the start of the school year and winter break—a time when NOTHING happens.

Oh sure, you can say that there’s Halloween, but that’s really only for one day and sometimes it rains. Thanksgiving? What really happens on Thanksgiving besides a lot of eating, falling asleep in front of the television, and having to listen to wrinkly old relatives say, “Oh, my! Look how big so-and-so has gotten!”

So yeah, there’s nothing.

KA-THUNKK!

“OUCH!” cried Eugene, his thoughts now focused on things hitting his head.

I’m under attack! Eugene thought and dove for cover behind a tree. But who could it be?!

KA-THUNKK!

“Ouch!” Something bounced off of his head again.

“Curse you, Captain Ka-Thunk! I know it’s you!” Eugene quickly poked his head out from behind the tree and shouted. “You’ll not ka-thunk the number one fan of Super Dude without a fight!”

What’s that?

You’ve never heard of Super Dude?

Do you live in a crater on the moon? Actually, if you’ve never heard of Super Dude, then you’d have to live in a crater on the dark side of the moon.

Super Dude is only the greatest superhero ever. He is the star of mountains and mountains of comic books, all of which Eugene owned.

Following Super Dude’s example, Eugene created his own outfit and became . . .

CAPTAIN AWESOME!

Along with his best friend, Charlie Thomas Jones (also known as the superhero Nacho Cheese Man), and sidekick, Turbo the Hamster, Eugene formed the Sunnyview Superhero Squad to stop evil from eviling in the town of Sunnyview. Sunnyview had a surprising amount of eviling going on.

KA-THUNKK!

Again.

OUCH!

ACORNS!

If it wasn’t Captain Ka-Thunk or his Thunkulicious Thunkers, it could only mean one thing!

High in the tree, General Squirrel Nuthatch was chittering away in his rodent language while staring angrily at Eugene. He held another Atomic Acorn in his paws.

“So, General Nuthatch, it seems you have escaped from the Nut House for evil rodents!” Eugene called up. “But it was, dare I say, nuts of you to return to Sunnyview to unleash your attack! You and your Atomic Acorns will be a threat to the good people of Sunnyview no longer, for you have ka-thunked the number one Squirrel Stopper in the universe!

“You’ve gotten a little too squirrely for your own good, Nuthatch! There’s gonna be more than leaves falling off trees this autumn!” Captain Awesome cried out in his most awesome superhero voice.

“MI-TEE!” Captain Awesome shouted as he leaped his bravest leap. . . .

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    Posted January 13, 2014

    Kelly

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    Posted January 13, 2014

    Jaiden

    I wanna

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    It was a good book

    I liked the book because I play soccer. I like it also because it gives good details when they do something. For example, it makes a sound using words and pictures when the ball goes into the net.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Emilee to jess

    Im back for a few

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    RY TO EM

    Go to res 2 again .-. ~ry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Ethan

    Ok?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    ETHAN U BETTER ANSWER RIGHT NOW!!!

    From vik answer me!!!!!! Rys upset!

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    Posted September 29, 2013

    TO ANYONE

    WHAT U GUS AND GIRLS WANNA TALK ABOUT???????????????? I HAVE AN IDEA WE CAN TALK ABOUT GF AND BF.................. THATS A GRATE IDEA MY NAME IS THY ADVICE HELPER DADA

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    Posted September 4, 2013

    SHINES BIO CHANGE

    I <3 Redflame.

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    Posted August 6, 2013

    Ethan

    Super

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    MINE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Very good

    So cool

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    Posted December 15, 2012

    Fiona

    not anymore!

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    Posted September 16, 2012

    To Vic....

    Not anymore brother. Lol. Sam

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    Posted August 21, 2012

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