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Cosmic Bounty Hunter
     

Cosmic Bounty Hunter

by Blake A. Hoena
 

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Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
Stone Arch Books appears to be trying to tap into the popularity of the Golden Age of Comics Superheroes, along with the modern interest in graphic novels. But the underlying agenda seems to be creating something reluctant readers will pick up. The story is told in traditional text features of paragraphs and all the conventions of punctuation. But each facing page has a full color illustration that will look familiar to anyone who remembers the classic comics but modified enough not create copyright problems. At the end of the book, there are discussion questions and writing prompts. There is also a glossary that includes a pronunciation guide, both of which could use some editing: (emitted is given as i-MIT-id; winced is defined using the word "flinched" which does not seem more accessible to an ELL or poor reader). In this particular book, Superman has to contend with an intergalactic bounty hunter, Lobo. For Lobo, this is a just a job, ordered by two evil aliens. But when Lobo gets trapped along with Superman, the two join forces and turn the tables on the bad guys. While the idea of hooking readers with this kind of book is commendable, the execution leaves room for improvement. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406225341
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
56
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)

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