Conversation with Troy Wilson

Monday, April 6, 2009.

It’s a winning combination of comic book superheroes, children’s book storytelling and real life role models.  It’s a book called Perfect Man and it’s written by super down-to-earth guy, Troy Wilson.  The same Troy Wilson that tracked down one of his own heroes, comic book legend Stan Lee, whose work entertained and inspired Troy since he was a kid.

On this edition, author Troy Wilson reflects on how his own book would have impacted him when he was a child, doing pro bono work and making ends meet as he builds a career for himself and comparing his own experiences to those of Michael Maxwell MacAllum, the main character in his book, Perfect Man.

Much More Than Meets the Eye: Perfect Man

Friday, March 6, 2009.

Perfect ManAuthor: Troy Wilson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Dean Griffiths (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Orca Book Publishers (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1551434350

Mark and I clearly had a tough time packing all our love for this fabulously inspiring and entertaining book into a coherent chat, so I definitely can’t pack it into one sentence.

How about this?

If you are a parent or a teacher or a writer or a child, if you’ve had the gift of an extraordinary educator, if you’ve ever felt small, if you’re prepared to have your heart swell with hope or you’d just enjoy a good laugh, get your hands on a copy of this unpredictable, heart-warming super-hero tale — and then rise to its challenges to live life, exercise your strengths and recognize greatness in yourself and others.

Looking for more inspiring teachers in children’s books? Check out 100 Cool Teachers in Children’s Literature on A Year of Reading (thanks to Franki, Mary Lee — and to Tricia for the reminder).

HOTLINE VOICES: Mark corners April Harkinson at the PodCamp Philly Bowling Event and learns that her favourite children’s books are the Berenstain Bears Series (by Stan and Jan Berenstain).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.


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