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Feb 05 2019

Spiderman: into the Spider-verse: the official guide by Shari Last

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Marvel, 2018. ISBN 9780241347843.
(Age: 7-10) Themes: Movies. Spiderman. Heroes. Shari Last's guide to Marvel's movie Spiderman: into the Spider-verse is a comprehensive coverage of the characters, actions, powers, settings, even past Spidermen. Pitched at a younger audience, each spread includes bright bold illustrations with easy-to-read explanations, questions and things you need to know.
Teenager Miles Morales is a smart guy who enjoys making his friends laugh, but he has difficulty focussing at school. His world changes after he's bitten by an unusual looking spider. His new powers include wall-crawling, invisibility, stickiness, agility and a special Spider-sense. We are shown Miles' academic world, Brooklyn Vision's Academy, his room-mate, awkward interactions in the hallways and his top classes and great teachers.
Whilst Miles' mother is supportive and loving, his father, an old-style Brooklyn cop, finds it hard to relate to his son. His parents are good role models; however, his uncle Aaron Davis lives on the edge, taking his nephew out spray-painting abandoned buildings.
Learn about Spiderman's enemies and their evil plans, supervillain Green Goblin, Kingpin leader of New York's underworld and Prowler the dangerous city stalker. 'Did you know?' informative stars pop up throughout, catching the reader's eye. Dark moody graphics, up close faces, bold fonts, bullet point lists and a quiz to determine your spider power add pizzazz. Shari Last's Spiderman: into the Spider-verse: the official guide is an exciting movie tie-in for fans.
Rhyllis Bignell

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