Superhero by Marc Tauss

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Every kid wants to be a SUPERHERO!

Maleek may be a small boy in a big city, but he's no ordinary kid. He's a scientist and a superhero! So when his beloved city's parks and playgrounds mysteriously disappear, it's up to Maleek and his robot Marvyn to save the day.

Marc Tauss's mesmerizing black-and-white photo-illustrations bring every young superhero's fantasy to life.
 

About Marc Tauss

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Marc Tauss is a photo-illustrator and a writer. He spent his childhood inventing gadgets and daydreaming - still two of his favorite activities. He has photo-illustrated Desiderata: Words for Life by Max Ehrmann, Leaf by Leaf by Barbara Rogasky, and Half-Human edited by Bruce Coville. And for more than twenty years, his distinctive photographs have graced countless book jackets, including the Scholastic Press books Learning to Swim and the forthcoming Hard Hit by Ann Turner, and Drawing Lessons and Birdland by Tracy Mack. Superhero, Marc Tauss's debut as both author and artist, brings every young superhero's fantasy to life through spare text and mesmerizing black-and-white photo-illustrations. Maleek may be a small boy in a big city, but he's no ordinary kid. He's a scientist and a superhero! So when his beloved city's parks and playgrounds mysteriously disappear, it's up to Maleek and his robot Marvyn to save the day. Marc Tauss lives in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Back home he uses these specimens to create a formula for Gigundo Juice, which he spreads around the city to recreate the parks and save the day.

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In Tauss's (Leaf by Leaf ) inventive if uneven photo-illustrated tale, a boy urban-dweller named Maleek puts aside his beloved superhero comic books and assumes his own crime-fighting identity (complete with costume cape and goggles).

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Confirming that the park is definitely gone, Maleek and Marvyn take a time machine back five hundred years to collect plant and flower specimens from a time five hundred years ago, returning with them to the future: Back at the laboratory, they mixed the plants and flowers to create a top s...

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