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My Superhero

Written by Chris Owen and illustrated by Moira Court


Superheroes have lots of super attributes – amazing strength, incredible speed, sensational costumes. But this charming book is a celebration of super skills of a quite different kind – the kind that are much closer to home.

‘Court’s dynamic illustrations and the fold-out pages are guaranteed to engage youngsters … Verdict: super’ Herald Sun

‘… the illustrations are a hit.’ Readings

‘The first picture book from Chris Owen and Moira Court has all the right ingredients to make it irresistible to its young target audience: it’s visually striking with bold, colourful endearing illustrations; the rhymed text is perfect for reading aloud …’ Magpies

‘A warm and engaging tribute to heroes from the animal world and those closer to home’ The West Australian

‘A picture book about the superhero qualities of fathers.’ Scoop Magazine

My Superhero is a celebration of the super-skills only parents have.’ Practical Parenting

‘This charming story introduces the reader to 12 mask-wearing animal superheroes and their talents.’ Melbourne’s Child

‘This is Chris Owen’s first picture book, and his engaging poetic style is impressive. The real strength of the book, however, is Moira Court’s unconventional and highly original illustrative style.’ Canberra’s Child


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2014)

International Youth Library White Raven list (2014)

ISBN 9781925161212 (Paperback)
Formats Picture Book (230 x 220mm) (Paperback)
Categories Award Winning
Father's Day Books
Children's Picture Books
Pages 48
Publication Year 2014
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Moira Court

    Moira Court grew up in the West Country, England. She emigrated to Australia in 2001 and now lives in the Perth Hills with her husband, daughter and fur children. An artist and illustrator, she predominantly works in printmaking and likes to chop up the failures to use for collaging. Her work is inspired by nature, conservation, folklore and folk art. She has never been to Antarctica but really hopes to go one day. Read more

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    Chris Owen

    Chris Owen hails from Sussex on the south coast of England. A former radio journalist and newsreader, he migrated to the sunnier climes of Perth in 2003, where he changed careers to become a primary school teacher. Aside from writing, Chris cites walking, snorkeling and eating homemade apple pie and custard, as his principal passions in life. Read more