Jack’s plan to impress the new girl in town goes hilariously wrong in this companion novel to Batchelder-winning Brown, illustrated by outstanding Norwegian cartoonist Øyvind Torseter.
When a new girl moves to town, Jack is determined to impress and befriend her. He hatches a madcap plan to rescue the mayor's prize-winning hen. The only problem? The hen isn't actually missing--which means that Jack has to "borrow" it first.
When his scheme doesn't quite go according to plan, Jack has no choice but to call on Black -- his superhero alter ego--and his faithful companions Brown and Blue to save the day! While Brown and Blue might not completely understand what has happened or why they’re involved, neither does Jack, really. But they’re ready for action and raring to go! An endearing and playful middle grade book about friendship, fame, crushes, lies both big and small, and fun.
The second book in Håkon Øvreås' award-winning My Alter Ego Is A Superhero trilogy, Black can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Black is illustrated throughout by one of Norway’s greatest cartoonist, Øyvind Torseter.
Øyvind Torseter is a Norwegian artist and illustrator who has created eight books on his own and several with other authors. He’s received numerous awards for his books, including a Bologna Ragazzi Award and the Norwegian Book Art Prize. In 2014, Øyvind was a finalist for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.