The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780061914621, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as 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 crusader.
But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is?
The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.
A great gift for the superhero obsessed, this book also models for kids a fun way to deal with their emotions—by being positronic!
About the Author
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
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.
Praise For The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man…
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“Young caped crusaders and Chabon’s adult fans alike will grin at this self-consciously witty portrait.”
— Publishers Weekly
— Kirkus Reviews
“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
“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
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
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