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Children's Fiction Homelessness & Poverty

Max the Superhero

by (author) Sylvain Trudel

illustrated by Suzanne Langlois

translated by Sarah Cummins

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jan 1996
Homelessness & Poverty
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 5 to 10


Max would like to be a superhero so that he can protect his family from evil. All he needs is a Flying Avenger costume like the one he has seen in the toy store. Christmas is only one month away. He is sure to get one if he asks his parents. Suddenly, everything is topsy-turvy. Nothing is the same at home and Max doesn't understand what's wrong. Then he finds out that his Dad is out of work. Now that his family is POOR, what sort of Christmas will they have?

About the authors

SYLVAIN TRUDEL is a novelist and author of several books for children. He is a nature-lover and a traveller, and his adventures have taken him to many parts of the world. His novels have won several literary prizes including the Canada-Switzerland prize.

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SUZANNE LANGLOIS\ illustrations appear on record covers and in novels and textbooks.'

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Editorial Reviews

"A touching story... a good opportunity to think about the less fortunate people in our communities."

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