Marv and the Ultimate Superpower

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Written by: Alex Falase-Koya
Illustrated by: Paula Bowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press

When Marvin puts on his superhero suit he becomes the unstoppable, invincible MARV! Marv can run at super speed, fly through the air, and freeze baddies in their tracks, but all these powers are nothing without kindness—the ultimate superpower! This World Book Day 2024, join Marv in five action-packed mini tales as he embarks on his latest adventures—we’ll hear from his trusted robot sidekick Pixel, learn that even super-villains have moments of selflessness, and hear Marv’s own super-powered advice on being kind. From rising star Alex Falase-Koya, Marv and the Ultimate Superpower is fast-paced storytelling and adventure with vibrant illustrations— perfect for all young superheroes!


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The £1/€1.50 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs, NCBI, RNIB and Calibre Audio. If you require one of these formats, please get in touch with the following contact numbers closer to World Book Day:

RNIB – Braille & audio versions (UK) 0303 123 9999
Guide Dogs – Large print (UK) 0345 143 1000
Calibre Audio – Audio versions (UK) 01296 432 339
NCBI – Braille, audio, large print (Ireland) 01 8642266 (or email

    About the Author

    Alex Falase-Koya

    Alex Falase-Koya has been writing since he was a teenager and was a winner of Spread the Word’s 2019 London’s Writers Awards for YA and Children’s. He previously published his debut novels Marv and the Mega Robot, and Marv and the Dino Attack with OUP. He collaborates on The Breakfast Club Adventure series with Marcus Rashford.

    Alex Falase-Koya

    About the Illustrator

    Paula Bowles

    Paula Bowles

    Paula Bowles studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts before becoming a children’s book illustrator. She has had books published by Nosy Crow, and Simon and Schuster as well as OUP.

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