When Max grows up he doesn't want to be an astronaut or a hockey player--he wants to be a superhero, to help sick and poor people like his idol, the Flying Avenger. But no one, especially grown ups, takes superheroes seriously.
When Max's father loses his job, however, he learns what it is to be poor first-hand. He also learns that even the least super people have their heroic moments.
Max the Superhero is an emotional story about a boy whose life turns upside-down, and who grows as a result.
"A touching story... a good opportunity to think about the less fortunate people in our communities."
"There is a happy ending to this story, which will satisfy 6-9 year olds, and parents will appreciate a story about a selfless little boy who has a big heart....This is a well written story, worthy of sequels."
"Initially fearful of having no Christmas at all, Max learns about priorities and realizes that superheroes don't always wear flashy capes. It's a story that provides even young children with a gentle opportunity to think about those less fortunate."
"...the illustrations are warm and rich...the novel succeeds as a moving reminder that poverty can happen to anyone... recommended."