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    The Day I Lost My Superpowers (Hardback) By (author) Michaël Escoffier, Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

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    DescriptionChildhood is a magical time when even the stuff of the day-to-day is exciting and the ordinary often seems extraordinary. A part of this magic is that with just a little imagination, we all might be found to possess true superpowers! This isn't the first or last book where a child delightedly discovers her own superpowers. But it may be just about the driest, funniest, and sweetest, where the discovery is handled with humor and charm. One of the book's true pleasures is that it's a girl who discovers her own extraordinary abilities, and when her powers fail, as they must, she discovers them in her mom. All of which leads to a lovely intimacy between the two.

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    The Day I Lost My Superpowers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michaël Escoffier, Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781592701445
    ISBN 10: 1592701442

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    BIC subject category V2: YFN, YXF
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    BIC E4L: FAM
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BIC subject category V2: YXL
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039050
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP058
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GIRLIN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 18100
    BISAC V2.8: JUV051000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013060, JUV039090
    LC classification: PZ7.E74475 DAY 2014
    Thema V1.0: YXF, YXE, YXD, YFN
    BIC E4L: YFA
    Illustrations note
    Color illustrations throughout
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Escoffier: Michael Escoffier was born in France in 1970. Raised by a family of triceratops, he discovered his passion for writing and telling stories at a young age. He lives in Lyon with his wife and two children. Kris Di Giacomo: Born in Brazil of American parents, Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator who has lived in France for a long time. After living in the US for a while she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her
    Review quote
    "Escoffier and Di Giacomo are an experienced comic team who previously worked together on the picture books "Brief Thief" and "Me First!" Di Giacomo's drawings, in pencil, or possibly Conte crayon, are sketchy and full of movement. As the supergirl swings, jumps, laughs, belly flops and at one point, bawls, Di Giacomo captures something refreshing and authentically childlike about her unselfconscious emotions. Escoffier keeps faith with his fearless protagonist, never wavering from telling the story from her perspective. He relies on Di Giacomo's visual narration to explain what's really going on. [...] Escoffier rounds up the story with a warmhearted, love-affirming twist that could make "The Day I Lost My Superpowers" a contender for best book for Mother's Day; it turns out that superpowers run in the family." --Sarah Harrison Smith, The New York Times "Executed on spacious expanses of white or rich tan, they depict the ebullient child engaged in all sorts of delicious mayhem." --Kirkus Reviews "The book's quiet quirkiness points toward its status as a French import, though the ending--the supergirl, injured, is fixed with a kiss by her equally super mom--is universal indeed." -- Booklist