The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon

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Awesome Man is a pretty cool superhero. Along with Moskowitz, his Awesome Dog, he can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly straight as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and The Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped hero.

But Awesome Man also has a secret identity-can you guess what it is?

Michael Chabon, one of America′s most beloved and bestselling novelists, has written his very first picture book-a funny and surprising romp that will instantly appeal to his multitude of rabid fans and their young children.

 

About Michael Chabon

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Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves In Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, and the middle-grade book Summerland. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
 
Published September 6, 2011 by Balzer + Bray. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But when arch-nemesis Flaming Eyeball gets away, Awesome Man needs a timeout (plus a snack delivered by costumed sidekick Moskowitz the Awesome Dog) to cool off before heading out again to “kick a little bad-guy behind.” Awesome indeed is masked Awesome Man in Parker’s melodramatic illustrations,...

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Chabon (Summerland) ventures into picture books with a tongue-in-cheek superhero story that soars, thanks to energetic and slick illustrations by comics artist Parker.

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Alongside Moskowitz the Awesome Dog, Awesome Man is always ready for the call to adventure, often hiding unexpectedly in plain sight, thanks to the anonymity provided by his most treasured secret — his mild-mannered alter ego.

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Common Sense Media

What makes the story even awesome-r is that Chabon doesn't forget the trials of being a superhero -- running out of energy (needing a snack), staving off trashing a city in anger (temper tantrum), and needing a big hug from a superhero's biggest ally, his mom.

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