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  • Published: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143795902
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $14.99

Super Sidekicks 3: Trial of Heroes




'Everyone loves an underdog. SUPER SIDEKICKS is a winner!' Lincoln Peirce, author of BIG NATE

The Super Sidekicks just saved the world and now they’ve been invited to join H.E.R.O. – the Heroic Earth Righteousness Organisation – an exclusive club for the planet’s most famous superheroes. But before they can become members, the team must pass the hardest challenge in the universe, a test so scary and difficult only the truly heroic can survive.

The Super Sidekicks are back! Prepare for another amazing adventure from New York Times bestselling Australian author, Gavin Aung Than.

  • Published: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143795902
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Gavin Aung Than

Gavin Aung Than is a freelance cartoonist based in Perth, Australia. His webcomic Zen Pencils, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, has been featured by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, Gawker and Brain Pickings,and was named one of the top 100 websites of 2013 by PC Mag. Zen Pencils has also been collected into New York Times bestselling books. His first series for children, Super Sidekicks, grew out of Gavin's long-time obsession with superheroes.

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Praise for Super Sidekicks 3: Trial of Heroes

With its graphic novel format ensuring an abundance of action this new episode will be welcomed by the growing body of fans of the series as students return to school and are eagerly seeking something new to read . . . Pitch it to those newly independent readers who like action and adventure as well as a feeling of being on the side of right

Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, thebottomshelf.edublogs.org

The writing style is highly engaging and a lot of fun to read. The layout leads the reader easily between graphic frames and the illustrations are exceptional. There are some very amusing moments throughout but there is more than entertainment here as this crazy superhero team undertakes challenging tasks in which they must rely on each other to succeed and demonstrate initiative and resilience. This is a great read and highly recommended.

Jennifer Mors, CBCA Reading Time

I enjoyed the overall sentiment of the story where working together as a team and looking out for each other is the main goal. Trial of heroes certainly had a 'feel good' element to it, especially the ending. I think children of ages 8 and above will really enjoy this story, especially the images. Gavin Aung Than is a cartoonist for the New York Times and his skills are very evident.

Lauren Fountain, ReadPlus

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