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Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man


Book 4 of the Chicken Boy series


Superhero / Humorous / Action & Adventure


When one bad piece of banana bread turns the star attraction of the Oakwood Zoo into a mischievous vampire monkey, and one nasty bite from that monkey turns a man into a raging, hairy monster, only one heroic chicken can rise up to save the day… The Winged Defender flies again! Chicken Boy and all his pals reunite in their fourth action-packed adventure to face their wildest villain yet… the maniacal Monkey Man! 

Activities! 📖✍

Stuck inside?  Download these FREE Chicken Boy activity sheets! 😃

Coloring Sheet #1: "Chicken Boy to the Rescue!" (pdf)


Coloring Sheet #2: "The Monkey Man Running Wild!" (pdf)


Coloring Sheet #3: "To the Puffinmobile!" (pdf)


Create Your Own Superhero! (pdf)


Write a Story About Your Superhero! (pdf)


Latest in Press

Author Michael Thompson holds his first Chicken Boy in front of a mural of his book's characters.

Mural Mural on the Wall

As an author guest for Read Across America, Michael Thompson returns to his former elementary school where he created Chicken Boy and discovers a mural of his original characters painted on the library wall! 

Upcoming Events


A Note on Upcoming Events

Many upcoming events are either in flux or have been canceled.  Stay in and stay healthy, Realmhoppers!

If you'd like to hang out with Michael and his author friends digitally, please consider tuning in to Twitch on Saturdays from 8-10 pm for their live, interactive writing talk show, Write Night!


August 22nd - 23rd – Fairfax Comic Con 2020

Join Michael Thompson, award-winning author of World of the Orb, Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters, and the Chicken Boy Series at Fairfax Comic Con 2020!  A two-day celebration of arts, cosplay, entertainment, and more!  

Future Events:

View the full calendar of events HERE!

Want to have Michael as a guest at your event? Contact us!

Latest Video 🎬

Book Trailer:  Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man By Michael Thompson - Available Now on Amazon!

Categories:  Northern Virginia author, fiction books, best fantasy novels, young adult fantasy novels, portal fantasy, folkloric fantasy, sea stories, cryptozoology, superheroes, illustrated children's chapter books 

Availability: World of the Orb, the Chicken Boy Series, and Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters are available worldwide on, Barnes & Noble online, and more.