Superhero Street

Author(s): Phil Earle


'A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street!' - Danny Wallace, presenter and bestselling author.

Second middle-grade novel from DEMOLITION DAD author Phil Earle, illustrated by WATERSTONE'S CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE-shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams.

Mouse is desperate to be a superhero. To find that power that will make him stand out in the crowd.

But his every attempt ends in failure. He can't even get any attention at home as his five brothers (triplets AND twins) take every second of mum and dad's attention. When mum foils a bank robbery while on duty as a lollipop lady, she and Mouse are lauded as superheroes. Joining forces with Mouse are The Z List - a group of unlikely crime-fighters. But in their midst is a traitor hell-bent on revenge.

Will Mouse be super enough to spot this danger, and is he brave enough to do anything about it?

The second laugh-out-loud Storey Street novel from award-winning author of DEMOLITION DAD, Phil Earle, with each book focusing on a different character living on the same street.


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Deliciously silly fun for seven-plus -- Amanda Craig A hilarious story that will have children giggling throughout Parents In Touch Mister Earle tells a terrific tale of an accidental superhero Families South East Told with earthy humour and a bracing dash of silliness, Superhero Street plays an entertaining riff on the theme of finding the hero inside -- James Lovegrove Financial Times Superhero Street' is an absolute joy to read Phil manages to create a story which is brilliantly humorous but full of heart and emotion...I really can't recommend it enough. I felt like it offers the reader the hope that even by doing the smallest, seemly insignificant acts we can all be a Superhero in someone eyes -- Jo Clarke Book Lover Jo Fantastically funny, this story has a very big heart The Week Junior A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street! Danny Wallace, presenter and bestselling author It's a delight: a brilliant cast of characters (including a truly formidable mum), jokes aplenty, poignant family drama and a very big heart indeed. The Bookseller Phil "BOOKCRUSHER" Earle has written one, funny, fabulous, pile driving BLAST of a book. (Read it in Lycra for full wrestling experience.) Liz Pichon on DEMOLITION DAD Sara Ogilvie's beautifully drawn illustrations add real life and humour. David Tazzyman, illustrator of MR GUM on DEMOLITION DAD

Phil Earle was born in the great city of Hull in 1974, and spent the next eighteen years playing a lot of sport, messing around in plays and trying to sing in bands. He has had jobs as a care worker in a residential kids' home and a bookseller, and now works as sales and marketing director for David Fickling books. In 2016, Phil was appointed as Reading charity BookTrust's new writer-in-residence. He lives on a hill in Yorkshire with his wife and three children and his favourite place to write is on the bus. Visit Phil's website,, or follow him on twitter @philearle.

General Fields

  • : 9781444013887
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : 0.184
  • : February 2016
  • : 199mm X 140mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Phil Earle