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Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)


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Paperback (8/26/2002)


A success story for anyone who knows the highs—and lows—of learning to do something for the first time. Max will fly away with your heart!

As the son of legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt, Max too is destined to one day join their ranks. Once he learns to fly, that is. But despite his parents' valiant coaching, and encouragement from grandparents and friends, Max can't seem to get off the ground. Will he ever learn to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Or will Max be doomed forever to life on land?

Bob Graham, the award-winning author-illustrator of BENNY: AN ADVENTURE STORY and QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY, has created a mighty tale about the ups and downs of mastering your potential—all in your own good time.

Praise For Max

Themes of patience, acceptance, and self-confidence get a lift in this humorous tale with a satisfying resolution.

—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Young readers will delight in the clever plot, colorfully illustrated in pen and watercolors, as the red-caped family soars through the pages of this large book.

—Chicago-Sun Times

Candlewick, 9781536222746, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2022

About the Author

Bob Graham loves creating stories about "ordinary" families, so MAX presented a special challenge for him. He says, "In previous books, I tried to make the ordinary extraordinary, but here my problem was just the opposite: how to make this extraordinary family seem ordinary!"