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Awesome Dawson

By Chris Gall (Hardcover Book, 2013)
EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN! That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too... AWESOME. Can he stop the rampaging robot before it destroys the entire town?

Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures--and saves the world while he's at it!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316213301

    • On Sale Date: 03/19/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN! That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too... AWESOME. Can he stop the rampaging robot before it destroys the entire town?

Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures--and saves the world while he's at it!

Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of Revenge of the Dinotrux, Substitute Creacher, Dear Fish, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, and Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2009. His books have received numerous starred reviews and awards including a Borders Original Voices Book for 2006 for Dear Fish and a Kirkus Best Children's Book for 2008 for There's Nothing to Do on Mars. Chris has won a multitude of awards from organizations like the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Magazine, and is also the illustrator of America the Beautiful, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2004. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
  • A 2014 Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Book

  • "This is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Gall make[s] full use of his skill for drafting the sort of straight-from-kids'-dreams machines he showcased in Dinotrux and Revenge of the Dinotrux." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Gall's busy, saturated spreads...[result] in vibrant imagery that is both slick and homespun, like Dawson's own creations....Superheroes, recyclers, and inventors unite!" (Booklist).

  • "Aspiring young inventors will enjoy identifying the assorted thingamabobs strewn throughout the pages.... A rollicking read." (School Library Journal).

  • "[Will] inspire children to stretch their imaginations. Chris Gall delivers an action-packed story." (Library Media Connection).

  • Praise for Revenge of the Dinotrux:
    * "Gall's dinosaur/machine mash-ups are, once again, the star of the show, commanding attention (and generating laughs) in every action-filled, rust-toned scene." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "Young fans of all things big and noisy will make trax for this dynamic dino-diversion."
    (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Dramatic, full-page illustrations brim with the energy of these fierce machines.... A fun follow-up, appealing to old and new fans alike." (School Library Journal).

  • "Chock full of personality.... This is sure to be a winner with elementary readers." (Library Media Connection).

  • Praise for Substitute Creacher:
    * "This is a delicious little shocker of a picture book that ought to whip your crowd of youngsters into a shrieking, laughing frenzy."
    (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "Combines humor and a touch of magic.... certain to provide more than a few laughs." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • "Explosive, cinematic panels; retro Ben-Day dot patterns allude to classic funnies." (Publishers Weekly).

  • Praise for Dinotrux:
    * "Comically overheated narration... fire-roasted settings and hilariously imagined creatures." (Publisher's Weekly, starred review ).

  • * "This title will be hard to keep on the shelves." (School Library Journal, starred review  ).

  • * "Dinotrux ruled their world, now they're likely to rule this one too. Bellow on!" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review  ).

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Product Details

Awesome Dawson
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316213301
  • On Sale Date: 03/19/2013
Awesome Dawson