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Max the Superhero

by Sylvain Trudel, translated by Sarah Cummins, illustrated by Suzanne Langlois

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homelessness & poverty, emotions & feelings
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list price: $5.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Jan 1996
ISBN:9780887803765
Description

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.

About the Authors

Sylvain Trudel

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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Sarah Cummins

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

SUZANNE LANGLOIS\ illustrations appear on record covers and in novels and textbooks.'
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 10
Grade:
1 to 5
Reading age:
5 to 10
Editorial Reviews

"...the illustrations are warm and rich...the novel succeeds as a moving reminder that poverty can happen to anyone... recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

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

— Resource Links

"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."

— Atlantic Books Today

"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."

— Hamilton Spectator

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