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Sep 12 2010

Superman: The Museum of Monsters by Michael Dahl

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Ill. by Dan Schoening. DC Super Heroes series. Raintree, 2010. ISBN: 978 1406214994.
(Age 7+) One of a series of books based on the comic book hero Superman , The Museum Monsters is a fun adventure starring Superman who saves the Museum when Mxy, a mischievous imp from outer space plays his tricks on the exhibits. Superman showing amazing cleverness manages to rescue Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and many spectators from Mxy's evil.
The DC Super Heroes series are a set of illustrated readers, each 55 pages in length, brightly illustrated with numerous full page drawings. They would have appeal for all children who love the comic hero. Reluctant readers, especially boys, will be happy to read a story about Superman, particularly if they like comics and the format of these books doesn't give the feel of a traditional reader. A glossary, discussion questions and writing prompts are found at the back of the books so may be of use for teachers.
Superman - Last Son of Krypton by Michael Dahl ISBN: 978 1 40621 498 7
Superman - The Menace of Metallo by Eric Stevens ISBN:978 1 40621 501 4
Superman - The Stolen Superpowers by Martin Powell ISBN: 978 1 40621 502 1
Superman - Toys of Terror by Chris Everheart ISBN: 978 1 40621 500 7
Superman - Under the Red Sun by Blake Hoena ISBN: 978 1 40621 503 8
Superman - The Menace of Metallo by Eric Stevens ISBN: 978 1 40621 501 4
Superman - Bizarro is Born! By Loise Simonson ISBN: 978 1 40621 505 2
Superman - Livewire! By Blake Hoena ISBN: 978 1 40621 506 9
Superman - Meteor of Doom by Paul Kupperberg ISBN:978 1 40621 507 6
Superman - Super-Villain Showdown by Paul Kupperberg ISBN: 978 1 40621 509 0
Superman - The Kid Who Saved Superman by Paul Kupperberg ISBN: 978 1 40621 510 6
Superman - The Shrinking City by Michael Dahl ISBN: 978 1 40621 508 3
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