Picture This…SuperCaptainBraveMan Heads to Nursery School

Last week, Nurse Leah Lodevico had the privilege of reading The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan to a spritely class of four and five year olds at Pacific Clinics Head Start Program Lexington Center in Glendale, California.The children were very attentive and engaged. After hearing the story, they drew pictures of what they remembered. Check out these masterpieces!

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Here’s a picture of SuperCaptainBraveMan with his storybook friend, Emily.
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Little Linda outlined Emily smiling brightly…
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Then colored her picture in beautifully. Way to go, Linda!
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There’s a lot of love happening in this playground picture!
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Little Angelina’s creation could be aptly titled, “Kyle. Blue Period.”
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Monica is surely going to be a brilliant abstract artist when she grows up!
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Remy expresses her joy at watching her mommy, Leah, read the book to her class. Hooray!!!

If you’d like your child’s class to have access to The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan, let us know! We’d be happy to get in contact with your child’s school. Or better yet, you can purchase books and gift them to your local schools, hospitals or libraries by ordering at www.SuperCaptainBraveMan.com.

Book Launch Birthday Blast!

Saturday, April 23rd was a day worth celebrating about. It was the day The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan children’s book officially launched, AND it was the day that Kyle, the central figure of the book, turned 10 years old!

The party was attended by friends, family, and special acquaintances totaling more than 130 from all across the country.The party started at 1 pm on an absolutely gorgeous, picture-perfect Southern California day. As guests filtered in, they were greeted with festive music in a park-like backyard atmosphere.

 

Here’s a shout-out to all the vendors that helped contribute to the day:

Thanks to everyone for making the day so much fun!

The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan is on sale now. Buy it here!

 

 

SuperCaptainBraveMan featured in New York Social Diary

We just received our first bit of press coverage today, woohoo!  It appeared in Liz Smith’s New York Social Diary column…

ALTHOUGH WE cover many books here, and many genres, we rarely take on children’s books. But a new series of kids books caught my attention. The series is called “The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan” and it debuts on April 23rd. The first of the series is titled “A Day at the Park.”

This was written, lovingly, by Jennifer and Paul Norman, based on the heroic struggle of their son, Kyle, who battles a rare genetic disorder, requiring constant care. Paul Norman says: “The books are intended to help parents encourage their children to appreciate those with physical, behavioral of neurological challenges. We want to make superheroes out of all kids, so they grow up with really strong values.” The book is charmingly illustrated by nurse-turned-artist Victor Lodevico.

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Click to pre-order“The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan.”

I’ll admit right off, I have met Paul Norman on a number of occasions, and he is a terrific guy and father. I met him through my great friend Liz Rosenberg, who sent me the information about this endeavor. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Liz, and although she now handles only a select few show-biz types, it is always with such humanity that it is impossible to refuse her, or not to love her clients, because she presents them as she wishes all people to be — loving and generous. Just as she is.

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So, I know this project is valid and must mean a lot to her. And to be honest, it’s a welcome deviation for us. The adults we shamelessly flatter here on a daily basis — or wrap on the knuckles occasionally — can take care of themselves. As Sitting Bull said: “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
To learn more about these books, and Kyle, go to supercaptainbraveman.com and supercaptainbraveman.wordpress.com. A portion of the book proceeds go to support The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

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It’s so nice to see that word is spreading about SuperCaptainBraveMan!  Thanks for reading!

Check out our new website!

We’re really excited to share our official SuperCaptainBraveMan.com website with you!

You’ll be able to read all about the main character, Kyle, authors Jennifer and Paul Norman, and illustrator Victor Lodevico. There’s also a page where you can pre-order the hardcover book or the ebook before they start officially selling on April 23rd.

We’d love to know what you think! Visit SuperCaptainBraveMan.com, then share your thoughts with us.

Book Release: April 23, 2016

We’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of our children’s book series, The Adventures of SuperCaptain! Book 1: A Day at the Park, will be released on Kyle’s birthday, April 23, 2016.

The book marks a special collaboration between husband and wife team Paul and Jennifer Norman, who co-authored the book, in conjunction with Kyle’s nurse, Victor Lodevico, who happens to also be a very talented digital artist.

Here’s the Synopsis:

Kyle is a boy like any other boy his age, only he has a rare condition that hinders his day-to-day physical abilities. It is when Kyle dreams that he transforms into his alter ego, SuperCaptainBraveMan!

SuperCaptainBraveMan is a friend to all kids, helping them discover their own courage and strength to overcome daily challenges.

In Book 1: A Day at the Park, SuperCaptainBraveMan helps Emily, a girl in a wheelchair, make new friends.

To pre-order Book 1, please visit https://gumroad.com/supercaptainbraveman.