Captain Nobody

Captain Nobody

by Dean Pitchford


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When Newt Newman's football-star brother, Chris, is knocked into a coma during the biggest game of the season, Newt's two best friends keep his mind off of the accident by helping him create the ultimate Halloween costume: Captain Nobody. Newt feels strong and confident in his new getup, so he keeps wearing it after Halloween is over. Soon Newt assumes the role of a hero in a string of exploits that include foiling a robbery and saving a planeload of passengers. But will Captain Nobody be able to save the one person he cares about most?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142416679
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 188,923
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.22(h) x 0.59(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dean Pitchford, author of The Big One-Oh and Captain Nobody, starred on Broadway in Pippin and Godspell before turning to songwriting and screenwriting. His multimillion-selling songs include the Oscar-winning “Fame,” “Footloose,” “Holding Out for a Hero” and “After All.” He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, five Grammys and two Tonys. His stage musical adaptation of Footloose played over 700 performances on Broadway and is now being produced around the world.

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Captain Nobody 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
caitiebug More than 1 year ago
I liked the book very much.I think both boys & girls would love reading this.I would recommend this book to kids mostly.
Grace Fiala More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it is a perfect book for all ages. Funny sweet and entertaining. Love it so much. This book is a MUST R
L-I-S-A More than 1 year ago
Caption nobody is the best. I jjust finished reading this book and it is really good. READ IT!
CrazymomTG More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my kids to listen to on a 13 hour car ride. My boys, 10 and 12, and my daughter 15 just loved Newt's story. So many kids feel that they aren't heard or that no one really cares. This story takes just such a child and turns it all around for him. In the process he helps other people! What a great read. Thanks Dean Pitchford for making a really long trip enjoyable.
Katie Girdler More than 1 year ago
Dean Pitchford has done it again ladies and gentleman! Captin Nobody is a short sweet funny and entertaining book that kids are sure to love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one of my favrite books that ive read and ive read a lot of books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and action packed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captain Nobody is a great book that is full of action. Go Dean Pitchford!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Also how about every time we type we swich to a different book so swich to Super Diper Baby #2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah. It is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is a great book and just is the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book it is so worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is now i know it deservers to bbe a battle book for 2011
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this book fantastic {repeat 10 times fantastic Cuz Newton creates a character called Captain Nobody. Chris Newman gets tackled by who? Find out
Elizabeth Marchese More than 1 year ago
It was fantatic it was super funny
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Newt Newman is not your average fourth grader. He is the superhero of Appleton. Newts older brother is a football star and Newt looks up to him. The talk around school is about the upcoming football game and Halloween. As Newt and his friends sit talking, people step over them as if they are not even there. It is then that Newt's friends decide they need to dress up as one of Newt's superhero characters that he draws. Unfortunately Newt can't see himself as any of them. The night of the big game Newt is crowded out of his seat and then loses his ticket. He is forced to stand outside and watch through the fence. He watches his brother make the best touchdown of the night. Unfortunately his brother doesn't get up off of the ground. His parents who seem unable to function without Newt's help are so focused on their son Chris that they overlook Newt's needs. On Halloween he decides he is not going when his friends show up. He tumbles down the stairs in clothes that had belonged to his brother. His friends decide he is going and so they help him create his costume. When someone asks him who he is he doesn't answer. They ask about the initials on his suit and that is when he becomes Captain Nobody. Newt wears the costume to school the next day because his mother washed the clothes but didn't dry them. He feels a confidence he has never felt before. By doing several good deeds, and helping out friends, he finds himself in the news. One final event that only Captain Nobody can solve lands him in the hospital with the admiration of his family and friends. This was a fun book to read. As fun as it was you could feel his emotional turmoil. This is a book that I would definitely recommend
lprybylo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Meet the Newmans; two over worked parents, Chris- a high school senior, super star football brother and Newt -a skinny fourth grader at Appleton elementary school. It's Halloween week and the week of the big game, Chris' last game of the season. With everyone else so busy Newt makes it his mission each morning to cook breakfast and wakes up his brother each morning with the refrain "Hit the showers". The unthinkable happens , Chris is injured and Newt saw all. With Chris in the hospital Newt focuses on his Halloween costume to get his mind off the accident and Captain Nobody is born! Captain Nobody, defender of the Little Guy takes on a life of its own as Newt starts wearning his costume to school. A serious of misadventures start to occur and a most unlikely hero emerges. Touching, funny a great read
crochetbunnii on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response:I enjoyed reading this story, which is filled with humorous narration and daring exploits.Curricular Connection: This story can be used to spark a child's imagination on creating their own superhero and to help a child outside of themself to see what they can (realistically) do to make the world a better place. This book is also great for a discussion on blaming others and the reactions we have to people we assume have wronged us. Tolerance and understanding are also themes to be discussed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much it is one of the best books ever i could read it over and over i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it tells you about courage and if you don't have courage how are you supposed to stand up for yourself. Sometimes you just have to think about it and your stuff may surely come true. By the way I am an ammbassador for Origomi Owl and was wondering if any of you would like to talk to me. Post your phone number and say Peyt257. My mom and i are really trying to kick it off in the fall so I would really like your support. Thank You in advance
Lilafricanjungegirl More than 1 year ago
It's the story of a little boy who finds he can do great things, not by being like someone else, but by being himself. If you ever feel too small to face big problems, you will find a kindred spirit in this book! A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago