The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

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

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
September 29, 2020
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.4 X 10.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061914645

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About the Author

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many books, including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue, Moonglow, Pops, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He is the editor, with Ayelet Waldman, of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation and Fight of the Century.

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.

Reviews

"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
"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
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
"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