Captain Nobody

Captain Nobody

Growing up in the shadow of his football star brother, Chris, Newt Newman has never felt particularly special. When Chris is knocked into a coma, Newt's two best friends decide that taking him out for Halloween is the best way to cheer him up. Using some of Chris's old, oversized clothes, Newt creates his best costume ever?Captain Nobody! Newt feels so strong and confident Growing up in the shadow of his football star brother, Chris, Newt Newman has never felt particularly special. When Chris...

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Title:Captain Nobody
Author:Dean Pitchford
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Genres:Realistic Fiction
ISBN:Captain Nobody
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:195 pages pages

Captain Nobody Reviews

  • Sara Arrigoni
    May 18, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

  • Jackie
    Dec 29, 2011

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

    With a name like Newton Newman, who would ever take you seriously? How could you ever be a superhero with a name like that? Since Newton lives in the shadow of his older brother Chris, who is the town football star quarterback, he goes unnoticed a lot of the time. In fact, most people ...

    Newt is a small, scrawny, 10-year-old living in the shadow of his famous brother, Chris Newton, star quarterback for the high school team. Newt doesn't feel that anybody notices him, at school kids push him out of the way or completely ignore him. At home his parents are so busy with t...

    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 th...

    MS realistic adventure: Pitchford, Dean. Captain Nobody (2010). This book touches serious young readers real issues such as growing up being awkward, living in the shadow of other siblings, and dealing with a sibling's major injury. It is a fiction story with great adventures, ...

    10-year-old Newt Newman is used to fading into the background. His parents are workaholics; his brother Chris is the star football player at the local high school; and he and his best friends JJ and Cecil are ignored by the other kids at school. The three of them are determined to get ...

    Newton Newman lives in the shadow of his super-talented, golden-haired quarterback brother. Chris (nearly) single-handedly brought a victorious season to the Ferocious Ferrets of Fillmore High School. Newt is hardly ever noticed, in fact most people say, "I didn't know Chris Newman had...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 14, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

  • Jessica (Books: A true story)
    Aug 20, 2015

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

  • Sarah W
    Jul 04, 2011

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

  • SamZ
    Jun 09, 2013

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

    With a name like Newton Newman, who would ever take you seriously? How could you ever be a superhero with a name like that? Since Newton lives in the shadow of his older brother Chris, who is the town football star quarterback, he goes unnoticed a lot of the time. In fact, most people ...

    Newt is a small, scrawny, 10-year-old living in the shadow of his famous brother, Chris Newton, star quarterback for the high school team. Newt doesn't feel that anybody notices him, at school kids push him out of the way or completely ignore him. At home his parents are so busy with t...

  • Joan
    Jan 21, 2013

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

  • Sandra Stiles
    Nov 11, 2009

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

    With a name like Newton Newman, who would ever take you seriously? How could you ever be a superhero with a name like that? Since Newton lives in the shadow of his older brother Chris, who is the town football star quarterback, he goes unnoticed a lot of the time. In fact, most people ...

    Newt is a small, scrawny, 10-year-old living in the shadow of his famous brother, Chris Newton, star quarterback for the high school team. Newt doesn't feel that anybody notices him, at school kids push him out of the way or completely ignore him. At home his parents are so busy with t...

    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 th...

  • Kim
    Aug 13, 2009

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

    With a name like Newton Newman, who would ever take you seriously? How could you ever be a superhero with a name like that? Since Newton lives in the shadow of his older brother Chris, who is the town football star quarterback, he goes unnoticed a lot of the time. In fact, most people ...

    Newt is a small, scrawny, 10-year-old living in the shadow of his famous brother, Chris Newton, star quarterback for the high school team. Newt doesn't feel that anybody notices him, at school kids push him out of the way or completely ignore him. At home his parents are so busy with t...

    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 th...

    MS realistic adventure: Pitchford, Dean. Captain Nobody (2010). This book touches serious young readers real issues such as growing up being awkward, living in the shadow of other siblings, and dealing with a sibling's major injury. It is a fiction story with great adventures, ...

    10-year-old Newt Newman is used to fading into the background. His parents are workaholics; his brother Chris is the star football player at the local high school; and he and his best friends JJ and Cecil are ignored by the other kids at school. The three of them are determined to get ...

  • LJ
    Oct 20, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

  • Clare Cannon
    Oct 01, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

  • Chris
    Jan 26, 2013

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

  • Kelly
    Oct 23, 2011

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

  • Jill
    Jun 12, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

  • Donna
    Aug 16, 2015

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

  • Melissa
    Jan 02, 2014

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

  • Tami
    Mar 18, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

  • Mrs. Downs
    Mar 17, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

  • Jenny
    Sep 25, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Dustin George-Miller
    Dec 16, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

  • Amy
    Jun 07, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

  • Katie Helwig
    Oct 06, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

    With a name like Newton Newman, who would ever take you seriously? How could you ever be a superhero with a name like that? Since Newton lives in the shadow of his older brother Chris, who is the town football star quarterback, he goes unnoticed a lot of the time. In fact, most people ...

  • Mia Norazharuddin
    Mar 01, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

  • Roslyn Daly
    Jun 26, 2014

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

  • Sandy
    Mar 14, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

  • Jon Hembree
    Feb 15, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

  • Pedro C
    Apr 09, 2016

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

    Had to read this for school and it just goes to show that the malay school system is shit!! :-) ...

    Newton Newman is invisible to almost everyone. (He's not really invisible. It's just that no one seems to notice him.) His own parents even forget that he's around sometimes. But Newt doesn't mind most of the time. He's fine with the fact that everybody knows his star football player b...

    This was a sweet, funny book that my children enjoyed hearing. I adore Newt. He's an overlooked ten year old who's always watching out for his family and friends. When he finds his 'inner other,' the thoughtful, every day things he does take on epic proportions and become fantastic act...

    With a name like Newton Newman, who would ever take you seriously? How could you ever be a superhero with a name like that? Since Newton lives in the shadow of his older brother Chris, who is the town football star quarterback, he goes unnoticed a lot of the time. In fact, most people ...

    Newt is a small, scrawny, 10-year-old living in the shadow of his famous brother, Chris Newton, star quarterback for the high school team. Newt doesn't feel that anybody notices him, at school kids push him out of the way or completely ignore him. At home his parents are so busy with t...

    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 th...

    MS realistic adventure: Pitchford, Dean. Captain Nobody (2010). This book touches serious young readers real issues such as growing up being awkward, living in the shadow of other siblings, and dealing with a sibling's major injury. It is a fiction story with great adventures, ...

  • Ivy Lapee
    Aug 21, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

  • Areeb
    Dec 09, 2016

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

  • Riley I.
    Aug 25, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    3.5 stars ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...