Your ship sinks, your rescuers are attacked by a hostile U-boat built by your own family’s shipyard, and your fate is inextricably tied to those of your fellow survivors and adversaries. Then, to make matters infinitely worse, you land on a remote, prehistoric island that was assumed to be extinct! How would you survive? Who would you trust and what would you do? Bowen, our young hero, could never have imagined the adventures he’d be forced to embark upon when he arrived on the inhospitable coast of Caspak and set up camp there. He could never have fathomed having to cope in an alien landscape inhabited by dinosaurs, Neanderthals, aerial monsters and an almost unearthly flora and fauna.
Comics Character of the Month
Aquaman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941). Initially a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, Aquaman later starred in several volumes of a solo title. During the late 1950s and 1960s superhero-revival period known as the Silver Age, he was a founding member of the Justice League of America. In the 1990s Modern Age, Aquaman's character became more serious than in most previous interpretations, with storylines depicting the weight of his role as king of Atlantis.
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Welcome To The Website Of The Stan Lee Excelsior Award Junior
The Stan Lee Excelsior Award Junior is the only nationwide book award for graphic novels and manga - where kids aged 8-11 decide the winner by rating each book as they read it! Five books will be selected for the shortlist which will be announced in December 2015.
The Excelsior Award Junior is a spin-off of the hugely successful and popular Stan Lee Excelsior Award, the 'secondary school version' which now attracts over two hundred schools and public libraries from all over the UK - from Scotland to Jersey, from Belfast to Hull! The overall goal of this scheme is to encourage reading amongst children. However, its secondary target is to raise the profile of graphic novels and manga amongst teachers and school librarians. This storytelling medium has been a largely underused resource within education for many years. Both versions of the Stan Lee Excelsior Award attempt to highlight some of the amazing books that are out there - books that fully deserve to be in our school libraries and classrooms alongside regular fiction!
We work closely with the School Library Association and with comics publishers and retailers. We are thrilled that 'Stan The Man' has given us his blessing and his permission to name this award after him.