Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel

Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel

Frank Whitman

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0062236040

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Middle-grade readers will be able to experience the thrills of the major motion picture Man of Steel in this junior novel that follows young Clark Kent as he learns to control his awesome powers and finds out who he really is. Eight pages of full-color movie stills featuring Superman™ add to the action.

Featuring characters from the action-packed new movie, the Junior Novel tells the story of Clark Kent as he learns he is not the biological son of a Kansas couple from a town called Smallville. Clark is actually from the planet Krypton. As Clark slowly learns about his amazing powers and uncovers truth of where he came from, he begins to accept that it is his destiny to be Superman.

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Momentum kept him flying upward, unable to stop himself. Instead of the stick, it was Clark who smashed through the window—and kept on going. He flew through the attic roof like a cannonball and blasted through the chimney, too. Solid bricks shattered and rained down from the roof, along with broken glass, wood, and shingles. The crash was loud enough to be heard all across the farm. Shelby barked wildly at the commotion. Oh boy, Clark thought, I’m in trouble now. He tried to grab

busy checking out the latest farm equipment on display. Clark figured he saw enough tractors and combines every day, so he was in the mood for something a little more fun. He just wasn’t sure what. A bustling crowd filled the fairgrounds, enjoying the various displays and attractions. The cool autumn air smelled of apple cider, corn on the cob, and livestock. Open barns and stalls held prize cattle, goats, sheep, hogs, and rabbits. The hobby hall showed off handmade quilts, needlepoint,

the crisis wasn’t over yet. The fire threatened to spread beyond the maze to the rest of the fair, with its closely packed tents and barns. Cows and horses and the other livestock were already panicking. Clark worried about his mom and dad and the hundreds of other people and animals attending the fair. What if they didn’t get away in time? A water tower rose over the fairgrounds not far away. Clark suddenly knew what to do. Hidden by smoke and fire, he leapt out of the maze and landed

said. “But I figure that belongs to you now. Who knows? Maybe it’s the key to finding out where you came from . . . someday.” That wasn’t good enough for Clark. “But what’s this all about?” he asked. “Why am I here?” “Ultimately, that’s up to you, son.” His father sat down on the steps. He sounded like he had been thinking about this for a long time. “You have to decide what kind of man you want to be, Clark. Because whoever that man is, he’s going to change the world.” His

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