A Surreal Trilogy

as Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat of Justice

Children - Action
53 Pages
Reviewed on 07/15/2022
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

I've really enjoyed creating my own superhero saga. The three hero identities of Joseph are characters from some zany high school videos I made. My favorite hero has been Chicken Man. I try to make sure every story I write is fresh and not a rehash of a previous one. I want to do things that have never been done before, and some of my stories do use concepts that I've never seen anyone else use. I also love making puns, some easy to get and others more advanced. An example of an easy one is Chicken Man's favorite eggball team, the Henators, who compete in the Goosebowl. An example of a more advanced one is the Gallus Cuisinier's name. Gallus is part of the scientific taxonomy classification for a domesticated chicken, the genus specifically. And Cuisinier is the French word for a male cook. You can also check out my YouTube channel which has a few of my stories read out loud, songs from different books in my series, and some zany humor that is a staple of my work. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOZaqniFGLLpa3qSLgCcPcQ

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Are you a fan of superhero stories? Have you ever wondered what if a single person had the abilities of multiple superheroes? Get ready for three superhero adventures with Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero A Surreal Trilogy: as Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat of Justice by Joseph Lupton. As he sits in his holding cell, supervillain Gallus Cuisinier wonders why can't he defeat the Chicken Man, who draws his powers by eating nuclear eggs from Carolina Reaper Peppers. Struck by the idea of hacking into his story, Gallus tries his best to make Chicken Man lose faith in himself, only for Chicken Man to turn the tide against him. The Rat of Justice finds himself in an alternate dimension where rodents are considered pests, which is radically different from his own dimension. Meanwhile, Pickle Man gets transported to an alternate dimension where he faces his evil counterpart. How will our heroes prevail?

Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero A Surreal Trilogy is a fresh take on the superhero genre that is bound to entertain kids and young adults alike. Joseph Lupton imparts some valuable lessons through his stories about belief, hope, and courage, delivered in a fun-filled adventure-style narrative that you simply can't get enough of. I had an absolute blast reading the book. All the superheroes, Chicken Man, the Rat of Justice, Pickle Man, and even the Pig Man, bring something unique to the overarching account and make for some truly wonderful tales. Lord Darkenstein is an intimidating villain who challenges our heroes at every turn. If you love colorful characters and superhero stories, this is just the book for you.

Amy Louise Hill

Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero: A Surreal Trilogy as Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat Of Justice by Joseph Lupton is an action-filled book for children. A mysterious man known as The Gallus Cuisinier resides in a jail cell. The Gallus Cuisinier plots to attack a superhero named Joseph with the use of his powerful abilities. He has battled many times with Joseph in the past and lost. Joseph must use his superhero talents once again as he comes face to face with multiple and somewhat unique villains, all sent by the evil Gallus Cuisinier. Will Joseph defeat his enemies as he always has before? Or will this be the final showdown? Find out in this thrilling, action-packed book.

If you are a fan of mind-bending stories then this book will be perfect for you. In Joseph Lupton's Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero, I found myself just as confused about reality as the main character Joseph. So much so, in fact, that I had to re-read the entire story, and this proved to me how good a writer Lupton is. His writing is brilliantly detailed and keeps you hooked on every page; I didn't want the story to end! I enjoyed every page of Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero and I urge anyone with a passion for action-themed books to grab a copy.

Philip Van Heusen

Joseph Lupton has written an exciting action book about a superhero named Joseph. To keep matters more interesting, Joseph is not just one superhero, but three. Joseph is a mixture of Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat of Justice. In Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero a Surreal Trilogy: as Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat of Justice, Lupton tells the story of how Joseph’s manifestations save the day. Each story takes place with Joseph being transported to a different dimension. The book ends with a startling revelation, or does it? Does the disclosure of Pig Man change the story, or is it part of the plot? Dreams and reality blur together. This is a fun book to read, and children will love it. Superheroes teach so much. This book teaches the reader to do what is right, no matter what. It is also great to help the underdog.

As Chicken Man, Joseph rescues the chickens. As the Rat of Justice, Joseph frees the rodents. However, as Pickle Man, there is a twist that shows Joseph’s integrity. You will have to read the book for the surprise twist. One of the cruelest attempts to destroy Joseph is found in the episode concerning Pig Man. The villains are plentiful and resourceful. Fortunately, this book does not have any coarse language, adult situations, or heroic stunts that might lead the child reader to try something dangerous. Joseph Lupton captures the young reader’s interest in Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero a Surreal Trilogy. Warning! Your children will enjoy this book so much that they won’t want to stop reading. This story is great for kids.

K.C. Finn

Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero A Surreal Trilogy as Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat of Justice is a work of fiction in the superhero, humor, and surreal fiction subgenres. It is intended for younger readers (but also the young at heart) and was penned by author Joseph Lupton as the latest installment in a long-running series about Joseph, the 3-in-1 superhero who has multiple identities and multiple enemies to battle. In this latest madcap battle for justice, we find Chicken Man, Pickle Man, and the Rat of Justice all querying everything they thought they knew to be true about the nature of being a hero, and – perhaps more disturbingly – the unexpected shapes and sizes that supervillains can appear in.

Author Joseph Lupton takes on a tall order indeed, creating three intertwined superheroes and three intertwined supervillains, and then attempts to craft a plot that encompasses them all at a concise enough length to keep a young audience hooked, and he manages the complexities of this task admirably well. Fans of the ongoing series are certainly likely to follow the plot threads better than newcomers, but even so, the scenes are clearly described and well signposted for readers to jump to the next action sequence and keep enjoying the wacky goings-on. I also feel this novel is a great way to introduce youngsters to the surreal fiction subgenre and show them that there don’t have to be set “rules” to creativity and the stories you want to tell. Overall, Joseph 3-in-1 Superhero A Surreal Trilogy is a great novel and indeed a series that plenty of superhero fans are likely to enjoy.