The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Synopsis
Meet Awesome Man - a brand new superhero, who's out of this world! The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans. Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow and hug mutant Jelly! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the flaming Eyeballs are no match for this caped crusader. But Awesome Man also has his secret... Can you guess what it is?
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Press Reviews
Praise for SUMMERLAND: Chabon hits a high-flying home run. --Publishers Weekly Praise for THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY: The depth of Chabon's thought, his sharp language, his inventiveness and his ambition make this a novel of towering achievement. --New York Times Book Review Praise for SUMMERLAND: Packed with magic, adventure, myth, and America's favorite pastime, this book will enchant its audience.--School Library Journal Awesome indeed. --Kirkus Reviews The depiction of a showdown between Awesome Man and his nemesis--the Flaming Eyeball--is priceless. Readers may notice that there's a moral peeking out from Awesome Man's cape, but they'll still grab this story in their 'ginormous Awesome Power Grip' and not let go. --School Library Journal (starred review) Young caped crusaders and Chabon's adult fans alike will grin at this self-consciously witty portrait. --Publishers Weekly Chabon's first-person narrative is that of a boy-zealous, goofy, and antisister-and the story reads like the play-by-play antics of an action figure in a kid's game. --ALA Booklist It's a wonderful celebration of tough-guy fantasies and down-to-earth boyness, perfectly matched with the retro stylings of animated film artist and comic book illustrator Parker. --San Francisco Chronicle
||13th August 2018
||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
About Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. He lives in California, USA, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children. Jake Parker is an illustrator and artist for animated films. he also draws comics of space mice, monsters and funny robots. He llves with his family in Utah, USA.
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