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Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
By Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ross MacDonald (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date July 22, 2008
Pages 40
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375838026
ISBN-10 0375838023
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.50 by 11.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format—the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe’s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130!

Marc Tyler Nobleman’s text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe’s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries.

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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (July 22, 2008)
9780375838026 | details & prices | 40 pages | 8.50 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.99
About: JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Dragonfly (June 11, 2013)
9780449810637 | details & prices | 40 pages | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent--meek, mild, and myopic--than his secret identity, Superman.

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