The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Michael Chabon (Author) Jake Parker (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
September 06, 2011
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.6 X 0.5 X 11.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061914621

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About the Author

Michael Chabon is the author of Wonder Boys, which won universal critical acclaim and was made into a feature film starring Michael Douglas. Entertainment Weekly included his latest, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, on its list of the best books of 2000. Both are available from Brilliance Audio. He received his B.A. from The University of Pittsburgh and his M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine. He lives with his wife and two children in California.
Jake Parker is an illustrator and cartoonist whose picture books include The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair, The Tooth Fairy Wars, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Snowplow. He also created the Missile Mouse graphic novels, published by Scholastic. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five children.

Reviews

Praise for SUMMERLAND: "Chabon hits a high-flying home run."--Publishers Weekly
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
"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
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
"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)