The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Written by Michael Chabon
Illustrated by


The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon

Meet Awesome Man - a brand new superhero, who's out of this world! The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow and hug mutant Jelly! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the flaming Eyeballs are no match for this caped crusader.But Awesome Man also has his secret... Can you guess what it is?


Praise for SUMMERLAND: Chabon hits a high-flying home run. --Publishers Weekly 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 Praise for SUMMERLAND: Packed with magic, adventure, myth, and America's favorite pastime, this book will enchant its audience.--School Library Journal Awesome indeed. --Kirkus Reviews The depiction of a showdown between Awesome Man and his nemesis--the Flaming Eyeball--is priceless. Readers may notice that there's a moral peeking out from Awesome Man's cape, but they'll still grab this story in their 'ginormous Awesome Power Grip

. --School Library Journal (starred review) Young caped crusaders and Chabon's adult fans alike will grin at this self-consciously witty portrait. --Publishers Weekly 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 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

About the Author

Michael Chabon is the author of two collections of short stories ‘A Model World’ and ‘Werewolves in their Youth’ and three novels, ‘The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys’ and ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’. ‘Wonder Boys’ has been made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Robert Downie Jr. and ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in ‘The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire’ and ‘Playboy’. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

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40 pages


Michael Chabon
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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st March 2012



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