SMASH: Trial by Fire

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SMASH: Trial by Fire
Written by Chris A. Bolton
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ISBN-13: 9780763654061
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SMASH: Trial by Fire

author: Chris A. Bolton
illustrator: Kyle Bolton

Super strong. Super fast. Super young! When Andrew Ryan accidentally inherits the strength and abilities of his superhero idol, Defender, his dreams may have just come true. . . . or NOT. Fighting crime isn’t easy when you’re in the fifth grade, and it takes a lot more than superpowers to be a hero.

“The full-color artwork is full of kinetic energy. . . . Smash pays homage to the genre while adding tweaks that make it all feel fresh.” — School Library Journal
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Middle Grade Graphic Novel / Paperback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
160 / 9 9/16" x 7 1/16"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
Health & Daily Living; Social Themes; Native American;
author’s comments:
Chris A. Bolton has written short fiction, stage plays, sketch comedy, and screenplays. His first published short story appears in Portland Noir and he recently completed a novel. Smash is his first comic series, which he co-created with his younger brother, Kyle. Chris A. Bolton lives in Portland, Oregon.
illustrator’s comments:
Kyle Bolton has been drawing since the age of four, although SMASH is his first professional comic work. A graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle, he has worked for a variety of game companies creating 2D and 3D animations. Kyle Bolton currently draws and lives in Seattle, Washington.
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