Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Man of Steel: The Fate of Krypton by John Sazaklis - OPTIONAL

Sazaklis, John Man of Steel: The Fate of Krypton Illustrated by Jeremy Roberts  Harperfestival, 2013.  $3.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G. 
Jor-El is an advanced scientist on the planet Krypton and he learns that their planets core is too hot and is going to explode.  When he asks the council of the planet to move the people, he is ignored.  Jor-El quickly goes home to his wife and they decide that they need to send their son, Kal-El, to the planet earth so he will survive.  Kal-El is sent in a little space craft and it lands on a farm on earth, where he is found by a married couple, the Kents.  The Kents decide to raise Kal-El as Clark.  Clark soon finds that he has amazing powers that he plans on using to help the earth.
This story focuses on where Superman was born and how his parents decided to send him to planet earth.  The illustrations are more graphic novel looking, instead of the pictures used from the Man of Steel movie.  Each page spread has a paragraph of about five sentences, and the reading level seems more geared towards third grade.  If you have readers who are interested in superheroes, they will probably pick this book up, but it’s not the typical stories of Superman that they will be used to.
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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