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Children's Fiction Action & Adventure


by (author) Jack Briglio

illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Action & Adventure, Special Needs, Neurodiversity, New Experience
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


An action-packed superhero story about the power of imagination.

In this exciting graphic novel, Logan is thrilled when his parents tell him they're all taking the train to see the Santa Claus parade. But Logan isn't like most 11-year-olds - he can't speak, and he mostly lives in his head. On this adventure, Logan must face some of his greatest fears: masks, dogs and the unknown. When he's separated from his parents at the parade, Logan goes where he's the bravest version of himself - his imagination. Transforming into superhero ThunderBoom, Logan is determined to stomp his way through any challenges.

Eisner-nominated author Jack Briglio tells an entertaining story about the challenges faced by those who are developmentally delayed, nonverbal or both. Claudia Dávila's dynamic art brings Logan's real and imaginary worlds to vivid life and will appeal to comic book and graphic novel fans. This is a terrific title for focusing on social-emotional learning, self-management and self-awareness. It's also an appealing story for teaching empathy and character education lessons on courage, compassion, inclusivity and tolerance.

About the authors

Jack Briglio is the writer of the Eisner-nominated fantasy adventure series Growing Up Enchanted (Markosia). He is also the creator of Dominion Jack, a serial in the Joe Shuster-nominated Canadian superhero anthology series True Patriot Presents (ChapterHouse Publishing). Jack has also worked on Scooby-Doo and Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century for DC Comics, Sesame Street Comics for Sesame Street Workshop and Archie's Friend Scarlet for Archie Comics. Jack lives in Nepean, Ontario.

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CLAUDIA DÁVILA a été directrice artistique des magazines Chirp et ChickaDEE, en plus d’être l’auteure-illustratrice de la série de bandes dessinées primées The Future According to Luz et de l’album Super Red Riding Hood. Elle a également illustré l’ouvrage percutant et multi récompensé Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War de Michel Chikwanine et Jessica Dee Humphreys, ainsi que Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book de Marthe Jocelyn et Richard Scrimger. Claudia est née à Santiago, au Chili, et vit maintenant à Toronto avec sa famille.


Claudia Dávila is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia illustrated the powerful and multi-award-winning book Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger and The Canadian Kids Guide to Outdoor Fun by Helaine Becker. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

Claudia Dávila's profile page

Editorial Reviews

... what a valuable tool this book could be in a classroom setting, to foster discussions about inclusion and empathy.—CM Magazine

... this tale shows the rich, inner life of someone who isn't always understood, even by those who love him ... Dynamic heroism wrapped in realistic adventures.—Kirkus Reviews

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