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Super Sam!

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By: Lori Ries / Illustrated by: Sue Rama

The joy of sibling revelry.

Petey’s big brother is a hero. Is he Superman? Spiderman? The Green Hornet? Better than all of these—he’s Super Sam!

With a bountiful imagination and boundless exuberance, Sam can fly, leap tall buildings, climb terrible cliffs, and fend off wild animals. But when little brother Petey is hurt, can Super Sam save the day?

This story of two loving brothers, boldly illustrated with child-like appeal, will be requested over and over by little ones and their big heroes.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Lori Ries, author

Lori Ries was born in Syracuse, New York, the eldest of four children. She discovered a love for storytelling as a young child and wrote her first story when she was just ten-years-old. Lori remained interested in writing and storytelling, and Lori eventually enrolled in the Institute of Children's Literature to pursue her love of writing. She began to bloom when she received a scholarship to the Highlights Foundation's Annual Writer's Workshop in Chautauqua, New York. Lori lives in Tigard, Oregon, with her husband and three children.

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Sue Rama, illustrator

Sue Rama is both a writer and illustrator for children. Largely self-taught as an artist, Sue studied filmmaking and literature and worked as a graphic designer, all of which helped prepare her for the challenge of telling a children's story. Sue lives in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, where she enjoys work, walking, and meditation.

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Awards & Honors:

  • IRA/CBC Children's Choices, 2005

Editorial Reviews:

School Library Journal

Neon-colored cartoons done in pencil, crayon, and watercolor chronicle the imaginative indoor play of a boy and his toddler brother. Petey shadows Sam, who wears a blankie cape, "flies" around the room, lifts a (toy) truck over his head, and saves his sibling when the child's finger is injured. Full spreads with minimal text, often repeating "super Sam," invite beginning readers to try this book on their own. A cozy tale of brotherly affection. –Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA


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ISBN: 978-1-58089-171-4

ISBN: 000-0-00000-000-0 PDF
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Ages: 2-5
Page count: 32
9 x 9

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