Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” and “The Yiddish Policeman”s Union” took a shot at his first picture book. Geared toward children aged 4-7, “The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man” will delight readers and comic fans of all ages.

The plot: A kid with a red cape that can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs and a trusty sidekick, Moskowitz the Awesome Dog who both try to save the world.

Awesome Man can fly as straight as an arrow, use his trademark Awesome Power Grip to stop runaway freight trains and even hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.

But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . .

(We”ll leave the readers to guess what this is.)

Michael Chabon”s son Abe — who was into superheroes and running around thinking he could fly — inspired him to write his June best horoscope also shows that the probability to fall in love at first sight is very high now. very first picture book. Here”s an awesome interview/ reading of the book courtesy of NPR.

Chabon has also written:

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
Manhood for Amateurs
Wonder Boys
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
A Model World
Werewolves in Their Youth
The Final Solution
Maps & Legends
Gentlemen of the Road
Summerland, the middle-grade novel

Michael Chabon lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children. Click here to visit Michael Chabon”s website.


Catch him at the Singapore Writers Festival on these dates:

28 October 8PM – Hackwork: Using Craft to Sell Madness for Cash

29 October at 5:30PM – Wonder Boys

30 October at 11:30AM – Balancing the Books: Creativity vs The Bottomline