A success story for anyone who knows the highs—and lows—of learning to do something for the first time. Max will fly away with your heart!
As the son of legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt, Max too is destined to one day join their ranks. Once he learns to fly, that is. But despite his parents' valiant coaching, and encouragement from grandparents and friends, Max can't seem to get off the ground. Will he ever learn to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Or will Max be doomed forever to life on land?
Bob Graham, the award-winning author-illustrator of BENNY: AN ADVENTURE STORY and QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY, has created a mighty tale about the ups and downs of mastering your potential—all in your own good time.
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Winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize Gold Medal. It's not easy being the son of legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt. Max has a cape and a mask, but he doesn't fly. His parents can't understand it. It seems that Max is just an ordinary boy, until finally, to save a falling baby bird, Max discovers he can fly! He'll be a small hero, doing small deeds. "The world needs more of those," says his mum. A funny and touching tale about little Max, the reluctant superhero. Bob Graham has three times won the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, in addition to the Smarties Book Prize Gold and Silver Awards and the Kate Greenaway Medal.Review:
"A particularly cheerful and colourful book."The Daily Mail
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