Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Man of Steel: Friends and Foes by Lucy Rosen - ADVISABLE

Rosen, Lucy  Man of Steel: Friends and Foes  Illustrated by Steven E. Gordon  Harper, 2013.  $3.99  EASY READER  Content: G. 
Based on the latest rendition of Superman, this easy reader simplifies the movie Man of Steel.  The book starts with the planet that Superman was born on and tells the story about how his parents saved him by putting him in a spacecraft that landed on earth.  His earth parents named him Clark Kent and he grew up hiding his powers, but once he became an adult he had to defend earth from three evil people who came to rule earth from his home planet.  Superman kept earth safe and was named Superman by Lois Lane in the newspaper. 
This is a brief retelling of the story of Superman’s birth and has some bad guys that Superman conquers.  Each page has about four sentences of storyline which makes it easy for newer readers.  I think the kids that like to read superhero books will be attracted to this story. 
EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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