The Story of Stan Lee (The Story Of)

by Frank J Berrios (Author)

The Story of Stan Lee (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Stan Lee--a story about creating your own adventures for kids ages 6 to 9

Stan Lee was a famous comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher for Marvel Comics. Before he helped create heroes like the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Black Panther, Stan was an imaginative boy who spent hours reading all sorts of different stories and letting his thoughts run wild. These stories inspired him to come up with exciting plots and new characters of his own. Explore how Stan went from being a young boy growing up in New York City to a comic book legend.

The Story of Stan Lee includes:

  • Core curriculum--Discover the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Stan's life, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.
  • Short chapters--Learn all about Stan Lee with quick chapters that make it fun for new readers like you to keep reading.
  • A visual timeline--Watch Stan progress from kid to comic book icon with a visual timeline marking the major milestones of his life.

How will Stan's colorful imagination and hard work inspire you?

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Review quotes

"This book manages to squeeze a universe of creativity into a single volume, chronicling Stan Lee's humble origins to his becoming the face of the comic book field. His work at Marvel Comics and beyond shows what drive and imagination are capable of, inspiring the next generation of creators." —Robert Greenberger, DC Comics and Marvel Comics executive and co-writer of Stan Lee's How to Write Comics

"Filled with insightful info on one of the most recognized legends in the world of comic books, The Story of Stan Lee is an inspirational story for any young reader. And if you know any young kids with creative aspirations, this book doubles as a colorful guide for them to make their own way into the world of comics." —George Carmona 3rd, artist, writer and a co-creator of the Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community

"This is a great resource for young readers and young people with an interest in comics. Having been an art instructor in NYC public schools, I recommend The Story Of Stan Lee to art instructors and educators seeking to increase literacy in collaboration with art programs." —Roy Anthony Morrison, art instructor and creative arts therapist at School Of Visual Arts

"The Story of Stan Lee is a fun glimpse into the life of this famous comic writer. The author takes kids on a journey to learn about how some of their favorite characters from the Marvel Universe came to be. Sprinkled throughout the book are spaces for kids to think about what they are reading and make connections to their real life. For example, I thought the prompt asking the reader to consider how people thought comics were bad for kids was really informative and interesting. I know kids will have fun with that! If you are looking for a biography for a graphic novel lover—or actually anyone interested in a good story—check this out!" —Tonya Leslie, author of The Story of Kamala Harris

Frank J Berrios
Frank Berrios is a writer born in New York City. He has written many books for children, including the following Little Golden Books: Black Panther, Falcon, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, as well as A Little Golden Book about Jackie Robinson, Football with Dad, and Soccer with Mom. Learn more about his work at

Eduardo Marticorena is an illustrator from El Salvador. He started illustrating in college, while earning a Graphic Design degree, by way of some freelance advertising and editorial illustration. Later, he pursued his dream to become a professional illustrator by learning new techniques like digital illustration. After college, he worked as a video game background artist, animation layout artist for the movie Koati, and then as an illustrator for children books with the Ministry of Education of El Salvador. He enjoys illustrating stories but also teaching art to kids and others, so he also works as a part-time art teacher. Eduardo invites you to follow him on social media at https: // or https: // or at his website https: //
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
April 20, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Art
JNF007030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Literary
Library of Congress categories

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