An action-packed superhero story about the power of imagination.
In this exciting graphic novel, Logan is thrilled when his parents tell him they’re all taking the train to see the Santa Claus parade. But Logan isn’t like most 11-year-olds - he can’t speak, and he mostly lives in his head. On this adventure, Logan must face some of his greatest fears: masks, dogs and the unknown. When he’s separated from his parents at the parade, Logan goes where he’s the bravest version of himself - his imagination. Transforming into superhero ThunderBoom, Logan is determined to stomp his way through any challenges.
Eisner-nominated author Jack Briglio tells an entertaining story about the kinds of challenges faced by those who are developmentally delayed, nonverbal or both. Claudia Dávila’s dynamic art brings Logan’s real and imaginary worlds to vivid life and will appeal to comic book and graphic novel fans. This is a terrific title for focusing on social-emotional learning, self-management and self-awareness. It’s also an appealing story for teaching empathy and character education lessons on courage, compassion, inclusivity and tolerance.
About the Author
Jack Briglio is the writer of the Eisner-nominated fantasy adventure series Growing Up Enchanted (Markosia). He is also the creator of Dominion Jack, a serial in the Joe Shuster-nominated Canadian superhero anthology series True Patriot Presents (ChapterHouse Publishing). Jack has also worked on Scooby-Doo and Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century for DC Comics, Sesame Street Comics for Sesame Street Workshop and Archie's Friend Scarlet for Archie Comics. Jack lives in Nepean, Ontario. Claudia Dávila is the author and illustrator of superhero picture book Super Red Riding Hood. A former art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines, she also illustrated the CitizenKid graphic novel Child Soldier, written by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys. Claudia lives in Toronto.
... this tale shows the rich, inner life of someone who isn't always understood, even by those who love him ... Dynamic heroism wrapped in realistic adventures.—Kirkus Reviews
... what a valuable tool this book could be in a classroom setting, to foster discussions about inclusion and empathy.—CM Magazine