Batman's Dark Secret (Hardcover)

By Kelley Puckett, Jon J Muth (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9780545867559, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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Batman's Dark Secret is an inspiring story of how a young child overcame his fear of the dark and became a crime-fighting superhero.

One day, a lonely orphan named Bruce Wayne finds himself in a dangerous situation. He defends himself against a monster bat--and he wins. From that time on, he is determined to fight evil. He becomes ... Batman!

In advance of the new Batman movie coming out in March 2016 comes a beautifully illustrated hardcover version of Batman's Dark Secret! The cover features a new illustration by Caldecott Honor winner Jon J Muth!

About the Author

Kelley Puckett is a comic book writer. He has written for The Batman Adventures, Batgirl, and Supergirl series.

Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor book Zen Shorts and its sequel, the New York Times bestselling picture book Zen Ties. Other beloved titles from Jon include the New York Times bestseller Hi, Koo!, The Three Questions, Gershon's Monster by Eric Kimmel, and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and four children.

Praise For Batman's Dark Secret

Praise for Batman's Dark Secret :

"A stunningly illustrated picture book.… [Muth's] beautiful and ephemeral watercolors perfectly illustrate the Dark Knight's origins." -- School Library Journal

* "This concise book is filled with lyrical touches of humor and beauty and will appeal to Bat fans of all ages." -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for Hi, Koo! :

* "It's a joyous addendum to the Stillwater books, and it overflows with the same

characteristic tenderness." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Yields huge effect; in a word, magical." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Even readers who are not typically interested in poetry will be captivated by Muth's

artistry in both words and images." --School Library Journal

Praise for Zen Shorts :

A Caldecott Honor Book

"Appealing enough for a group read-aloud, but also begging to be shared and

discussed by caregiver and child, Zen Shorts is a notable achievement." -

-School Library Journal

Praise for Zen Ghosts:

* "This tale should captivate thoughtful readers, as Muth's watercolors convey a world of infinite possibility and gentle enchantment." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review