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Herobear and the Kid

Author/Illustrator: Mike Kunkel

Publisher: The Astonish Factory (Original Publisher), KaBOOM! (TPB)

Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Superhero, Humor

Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters, Anthropomorphic Characters, Social Issues, For adults too

Synopsis: After his grandfather passes away, young Tyler inherits an old stuffed toy bear and broken pocket watch. He soon learns that things aren’t always what they seem, and that you shouldn’t judge a bear by its cover.

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Awards:

2003 Eisner Award Winner: Best Title for All Ages

2002 Eisner Award Winner: Best Title for All Ages

2001 IGNATZ Award Nomination for Promising New Talent: Mike Kunkel

2001 IGNATZ Award Nomination for Outstanding Story: Herobear and the Kid #2

2001 IGNATZ Award Nomination for Outstanding Series: Herobear and the Kid #2

2001 IGNATZ Award Nomination for Outstanding Series: Herobear and the Kid

2001 NinthArt Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition: Mike Kunkel

2000 Russ Manning Award Nomination for Most Promising Character

2000 Eisner Award Nomination for Best Title for a Younger Audience