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The astonishing secret of Awesome Man

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New York : Balzer + Bray, c2011.
1st ed.
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1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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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!

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9780061914621 (trade bdg.), 0061914622 (trade bdg.), 9780061914638 (lib. bdg.), 0061914630 (lib. bdg.)
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A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Chabon, M., & Parker, J. (2011). The astonishing secret of Awesome Man. New York: Balzer + Bray.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Chabon, Michael and Jake Parker. 2011. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. New York: Balzer + Bray.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Chabon, Michael and Jake Parker, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Chabon, Michael., and Jake Parker. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2011. Print.

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