The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

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Overview

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon, Jake Parker

Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight asan arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.

But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is?

The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061914621
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 119,536
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

Jake Parker is an illustrator and an artist for animated films. He also draws comics of space mice, monsters, and funny robots. He wrote and illustrated the comic book Missile Mouse. Jake lives in Provo, Utah, with his family.

Hometown:

Berkeley, California

Date of Birth:

May 24, 1963

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., University of California at Irvine

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Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
anonOH More than 1 year ago
It is pricey, yet the read and play book has the kids, and myself, laughing and enjoying this together. What more can I ask?! I wonder if there will be another or if this is the only book about Awesome Man! I have a preschooler and a grade schooler - they both like the colors, the words and think it is fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is great, the animation is "super!" I love that Chabon has taken superheroes to the most ridiculous extreme. Buy it, it's worth every penny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grandma loves the messages this book provides. Six-year-old grandson just loves the story and all the interactive activities. A real winner all around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loved this book. The read to me feature is really cool...
ariddle21 More than 1 year ago
My sons LOVE this book! It has a really cute story and also some really funny parts. Almost every page is interactive which my sons also LOVED! VERY cute superhero book! :) I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Chabon's work and it was fun to stroll through the kids section as I often do and see this! I purchased for the Nook, and it's an enjoyable (though wordy) kids book. Nothing groundbreaking, but taps into the psyche of a boy at play really well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son absolutely loves this book (AGE 2). He won't let me tuck him in at night without reading it at least once. The activities on the play feature are great as well as there is a decent variety from one activity to the next. I highly recommend this book to spend some quality time with your son or daughter, especially if they are into super heroes!
tenwordsorless More than 1 year ago
My 4 yr old grandson loves this book. So much so that he has practically memorized the story. This turned out to be a great birthday present!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my four year old son and he loves it. It is his favorite bedtime story. This book has a wonderfully positive message for children and it is quite funny. The inneraction is great. I wish the author would write follow up books for the children to enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually got the book for free at this years nyc comic con but i highly remand it. Its the story about a superhero and his sidekid dog. Kids will love it mines did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just spent $12.99 for this and it will not load on my Nook Color!!! What is happenning??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to see this book. Looks AWESOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly awesome. It has games and read aloud for kids, it has a great story, and is cute at the end.
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dato More than 1 year ago
After reading the book with my grandson, all he said was, "I didn't like the book. They said the word 'awesome' too much!" My grandson is 6 but he enjoys shared reading of Magic Tree House series. This is for a much younger audience.
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