This funny and moving second novel from the author of The Someday Birds features comic trivia, a safety superhero, and a super-cool scavenger hunt all over downtown San Diego, as our young hero Stanley Fortinbras grapples with his anxiety—and learns what, exactly, it means to be brave.
Nobody knows comics trivia like Stanley knows comics trivia.
It’s what he takes comfort in when the world around him gets to be too much. And after he faints during a safety assembly, Stanley takes his love of comics up a level by inventing his own imaginary superhero, named John Lockdown, to help him through.
Help is what he needs, because Stanley’s entered Trivia Quest—a giant comics-trivia treasure hunt—to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to Comic Fest, and win back his ex-best friend. Partnered with his fearless new neighbor Liberty, Stanley faces his most epic, overwhelming, challenging day ever.
What would John Lockdown do?
Stanley’s about to find out.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Steve Wolfhard was born in Ontario, Canada, and has been drawing comics since he graduated from animation college. Steve has a fat barn cat named Haircut, whom he loves but does not like. The first zombie movie Steve ever saw was Return of the Living Dead, and it still scares the crud out of him.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even though Stanley knows a lot about comics, you don't have to know anything about them to love this book! Stanley is a comics expert who also suffers from extreme anxiety which makes him feel like an outsider, especially when his best friend is drifting away. Sally Pla expertly interweaves Stanley's sensory disorder with the real life middle school drama he's experiencing. She takes us on a quest where to win Comic Fest tickets Stanley must find bravery he didn't know he had and become more capable than anyone thought possible. So much so, that we feel by the end that (spoiler) Stanley will probably be fine. This is a lovely book and I really recommend it.