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"A highly enjoyable and amusing read." The Guardian

Successful film and TV star, Chris O' Dowd, collaborates with friend and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy in this hilarious, illustrated series.

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 beating the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!

PRAISE FOR THE MOONE BOY SERIES

"Clever premise . . . This story should keep its target audience of pre-pubescent boys giggling." Kirkus Reviews

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

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447270959
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/05/2015
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Humour & jokes (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $7.99

"A highly enjoyable and amusing read." The Guardian

Successful film and TV star, Chris O' Dowd, collaborates with friend and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy in this hilarious, illustrated series.

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 beating the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!

PRAISE FOR THE MOONE BOY SERIES

"Clever premise . . . This story should keep its target audience of pre-pubescent boys giggling." Kirkus Reviews

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

Author Information

Chris O'Dowd is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He has appeared in many films, including Bridesmaids, The Sapphires and This Is 40. He has also starred in cult TV series The IT Crowd, Family Tree and Girls, as well as Moone Boy for Sky, which he wrote and directed with his friend Nick Vincent Murphy.

Nick Vincent Murphy is an Irish screenwriter from Kilkenny, now based in London. In 2007 he was a writer on the acclaimed television comedy-drama series The Running Mate, and in 2010 his first feature film, Hideaways, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before going on to win the Méliès d'Argent Award for Best European Film at the Strasbourg Film Festival. In 2010 he co-wrote a short film, Capturing Santa, with Chris O'Dowd, as part of the Little Crackers series for Sky, which they then developed into comedy series Moone Boy.