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The Masked Avenger
Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent.
Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?
This perfect jewel of a book by the award-winning author of the 2009 Book of the Year Jasper Jones will hold all readers in its irresistible power.
About the Author
Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup, WA. At age 19 he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In 2005, Rhubarb was chosen as the 'One Book' for the Perth International Writers' Festival, and was included in the national 'Books Alive' campaign. Silvey also received a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award.
Silvey's second novel, Jasper Jones was released in 2009 and won Indie Book of the Year Award 2009, Indie Book of the Year 2009 - Fiction, ABIA Book of the Year 2010, ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and the 2009 WA Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Jasper Jones was also shortlised for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2010 NSW Premier's Literary Award, Christina Stead Prize for fiction, 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary AwardsVance Palmer Prize for Fiction and the 2011 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.
Outside of literature, Silvey is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes!
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In the ilk of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Craig Silvey jokes about being a boy genius but I think he probably is.
Quirky, illustrated and weirdly charming. Vogue It is, after all, intended to be a small book, and a slight book, but does nonetheless manage a complexity that's as strange and fragile as Liam himself. The Australian This short, stylish story is packed with all the warmth and crossover humour usually only found in a Pixar film... A wonderful little book. We Love This Book
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st October 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1