Book Club: Marv and the Mega Robot

Book Club: Marv and the Mega Robot

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Discover February’s book club title, Marv and the Mega Robot by Alex Falase-Koya (Oxford University Press). We’re delighted to bring you the first book in this rip-roaring new series to enjoy in a book club setting – whether with friends, family or your school mates.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions to use for discussion in your own book club. Click here to watch all our brilliant videos with Alex including his favourite book recommendations (also available here). Find out more about what books and reading mean to him and hear him read from his book, Marv and the Mega Robot.

Make sure to leave your review of this month’s Book Club book here.

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Marv and the Mega Robot

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

Marvin is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa, reading comics, and making science experiments with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discovers a mysterious superhero suit hidden in the attic… to his amazement, Marvin learns that he is next in a long line of superheroes. Now the time has come to meet his destiny!

When the Science Fair is thrown into chaos by super-villain Mastermind and her giant robot, Marvin is the only one who can stop them. Will Marvin be brave enough to step into his power-and into his superhero suit-to become the great and marvellous superhero Marv?

The first book in a powerful series of one boy’s journey to unlock the superhero within.

Discover our Q&A video with Alex Falase-Koya and hear about what books and reading mean to him. You can also read an extract from the book and download our questions to spark discussions in your own Book Club!

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About the author

Alex Falase-Koya

Alex Falase-Koya wrote the Marv series because he couldn’t see any heroes that looked like him when he was growing up. Alex has been reading and 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 lives in Walthamstow with his girlfriend and two cats.

About the illustrator

Paula Bowles

Paula grew up in Hertfordshire with a house full of animals. She has always loved drawing, reading and playing in her imagination, so she studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts and became an illustrator. She now lives in Bristol, where she has worked as an illustrator for over 10 years.

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Natalia, Aged 8

Well I've only read the extract...but I thought utterly well of it.