James Patterson presents: The Titans of the Toilet! The Wonders from Down Under! Nitro City's very own sewer superheroes: The Plumbers! Super Mario Bros meets Captain Underpants in this action-packed comedy sure to make a splash!
Thirteen-year-old Sully Stringfellow has always admired the great plumber heroes of Nitro City. These wrench-wielding warriors guarded the sewers--until they were discredited by the powerful Ironwater Corporation, which has a sinister scheme to take over the city. Without the plumbers, Nitro is being overrun by mutant creatures--and things are about to go totally nuclear thanks to the potentially explosive 50th Anniversary Burrito Festival!
It's up to Sully and a league of long-forgotten plumber heroes to save the day, making it safe for all to flush again. It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!
After a nefarious corporation wrests control of Nitro City s sewers, plumbers are banned, and mutant beasts begin emerging from drains. Since the toilets are constantly clogged at Gloomy Valley Middle School, 13-year-old Sully Stringfellow, who works after school as an outlaw plumber s helper, is recruited to apprehend the Phantom Clogger before Taco Tuesday, when, the principal says, I need every stall open for business. The premise of Bates s (How to Make Friends and Monsters) satirical romp gives him free rein with potty puns, yet the humor extends further, fueled by Sully s wry asides, droll badinage, and a colorful cast that includes a retired super-villain who lives in a secret underground lair; Sully s crusty grandfather, member of a posse of crackerjack plumbers that guarded the sewers; and the boy s parents, off in Fiji, where his mother sells repurposed spatulas, and his poet father searches for a word that rhymes with purple. An explosive literally finale wraps up this lighthearted, swift-paced saga of good vs. evil in a slimy underworld. Ages 8 12.
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I love these 2 characters because there so sick and so cool. I just can’t wait!
I cannot wait until this book comes out! I will buy it and read it over and over! Please, let me have a sample sometime soon!