Moone Boy: The Blunder Years

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Welcome to the world of Martin Moone and his not-so-vast imagination

Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend―or "IF" for short―he decides to give it a go.

His first attempt is Loopy Lou, a hyperactive goofball who loves writing rubbish rap songs. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou's loopiness and decides to trade in his IF for someone a little less wacky. Enter Sean "Caution" Murphy, an imaginary office clerk in a bad suit with a passion for laziness and a head full of dodgy jokes. Sean is full of tips and tricks to guide Martin through the perils of the playground, from dealing with his sisters' pranks to besting the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!

Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O'Dowd and Nick V. Murphy is a funny illustrated middle-grade book, perfect for reluctant readers. The adventures of Martin Moone continue in book two, Moone Boy: The Fish Detective.

“Wildly entertaining . . . Throughout, there are charming illustrations, as well as footnotes defining words of Irish and adolescent origin: craic (fun), gombeen (buffoon), and a gem I’ve put into rotation: shifting―Irish for French kissing.” ―The New York Times Book Review

“The Moone family also deserves special recognition for their realistic portrayal of sibling fights and teen angst. For fans of the absurd and hilarious, look no further than this goofy lovechild of The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” ―VOYA


“This book is based on the television show Moone Boy, which stars Chris O’Dowd and which won the 2013 International Emmy Award for Best Comedy. Part Wimpy Kid and Walter Mitty, and just this side of Peter Pan, the book is likely to be as big a success as the show.” ―Children’s Literature

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Chris O'Dowd is best known for his roles in Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, and the HBO show Family Tree. He recently starred in the Broadway play Of Mice and Men, which he received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor. He is the creator and star of the Hulu show Moone Boy, which was inspired by his own childhood in a small town in Ireland.

Nick V. Murphy is a writer and producer, best known for his work co-writing Moone Boy with Chris. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.

As seen in the show, the book will feature illustrations by animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

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Praise for Moone Boy:
“Wildly entertaining . . . Throughout, there are charming illustrations, as well as footnotes defining words of Irish and adolescent origin: craic (fun), gombeen (buffoon), and a gem I’ve put into rotation: shifting―Irish for French kissing.” ―The New York Times Book Review

“A highly enjoyable and amusing read.” ―The Guardian

“The Moone family also deserves special recognition for their realistic portrayal of sibling fights and teen angst. For fans of the absurd and hilarious, look no further than this goofy lovechild of The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” ―VOYA

“This book is based on the television show Moone Boy, which stars Chris O’Dowd and which won the 2013 International Emmy Award for Best Comedy. Part Wimpy Kid and Walter Mitty, and just this side of Peter Pan, the book is likely to be as big a success as the show.” ―Children’s Literature

“The wacky doodles and preteen humor (think fart jokes) make this an entertaining read for the middle-grade boy set.” ―Booklist

"Based on an original Hulu series starring author O'Dowd, the book has an amusing tone." ―Kirkus Reviews

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