Max, Paperback
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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780744598278



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Max is part of a family of superheroes. There is one problem though, Max cannot fly. His family is worried but soon they learn that Max is a true hero. When he needs to save a bird, Max can fly. Sometimes you need something important to happen to make you do something big. This book could show students that every is different. It also shows that little deeds are heroic.