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Walker Books
08 September 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Maxine is born into the superhero Thunderbolt-Lightning family. She gets her own cape (loving knitted by Grandma) and her own leather boots (carefully crafted by Grandad). She already has the mask. Her older brother Max gives her his precious veterinary textbook… Maxine grows quickly, as befits a superhero, and starts school four years early. There she sees other ways of being, other paths to take - and with determination, and a loving family, she will find what she needs. As always with Bob Graham's picture books, there is a reassuring message, sweetness without saccharine, young characters discovering the world and dogs. Those familiar with his books will also see the occasional visual reference to past characters. A real treat!  Lindy

A companion title to Bob Graham's celebrated picture book Max, whose superhero family has just got bigger!

Max has a new baby sister - Maxine! Max is there for her first words, her first steps and ... her first flight! But as Maxine grows up and starts school, she doesn't feel like she quite fits in. In fact, she's not sure if she feels comfortable in her superhero guise at all. Can Maxine convince her family that not all superheroes wear capes? With a strong, incredibly smart girl at its centre, this is a book to inspire any child to dream big and be exactly who, and how, they want to be.
By:   Bob Graham
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 300mm,  Width: 248mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   530g
ISBN:   9781406387636
ISBN 10:   1406387630
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   08 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning bookmaker who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including Ellie's Dragon, The Poesy Ring, Home in the Rain, How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and The Underhills. A Bus Called Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award - a prize Bob has won an unprecedented seven times. He has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia twice, for Silver Buttons and Home in the Rain. Bob lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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