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My Brother Is a Superhero
by David Solomons


Overview - Behind every great superhero is a very angry younger brother.
Luke Parker was just your average comic book fan until his boring, teacher s pet, helps-old-ladies-across-the-street brother Zack got turned into a superhero. Luke can t believe the unfairness of it all he s the one with the encyclopedic knowledge of everything from Ant-Man to Wolverine At least he can help Zack aka Star Guy with all the important parts of becoming a superhero, like using his newfound powers and deciding whether or not to wear a cape.
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Overview
Behind every great superhero is a very angry younger brother.
Luke Parker was just your average comic book fan until his boring, teacher s pet, helps-old-ladies-across-the-street brother Zack got turned into a superhero. Luke can t believe the unfairness of it all he s the one with the encyclopedic knowledge of everything from Ant-Man to Wolverine At least he can help Zack aka Star Guy with all the important parts of becoming a superhero, like using his newfound powers and deciding whether or not to wear a cape.


But when Star Guy gets into super-size trouble, it s up to Luke and his intrepid neighbor, Lara to rescue his big brother and, with a little luck, help him save the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780451474773
  • ISBN-10: 0451474775
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Eleven-year-old Luke is a huge comic-book fan, so when an ill-timed bathroom break results in his 14-year-old brother, Zack, receiving superpowers from a visiting alien (instead of Luke himself), he is understandably upset. But Zack—whose brand of nerdiness only extends to math, not comics—needs help navigating his new identity as Star Guy. Comic-book devotees like Luke will appreciate references to familiar characters (Zack initially christens himself Starman until Luke reminds him, “There’s already a Starman. You’ll probably get sued”), but all readers will enjoy the deadpan narration that reveals the unexpected difficulties of being a modern-day superhero—like getting to a crime scene when you’re too young to drive. When Luke’s classmate Lara decides to unmask Star Guy, Luke tries to stop her, but the real danger is the villainous Nemesis, a threat to not one but two universes. In his first children’s book, screenwriter Solomons demonstrates that he’s equally at home with high-octane comic-book action and more ordinary topics like the pain of being overshadowed by an older sibling, superpowered or otherwise. Ages 8–12. (July)

 
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