Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Scott Derrickson, Marvel, Magic, Wizards, Doctors, Supernatural, Superhero, Superpowers, PG-13
Dr. Stephen Strange is a very successful neurosurgeon with a very large ego.]. As he is recklessly driving to a meeting, he gets in a terrible accident that destroys his hands. He has no strength in his hands and they shake uncontrollably. He hears about a paralyzed man that can suddenly walk and finds out that the man traveled Kamar-Taj and decides to travel there himself. He meets the Ancient One, a powerful being that can wield magic. The Ancient One tells him he has to put aside everything he knows and his ego to be successful in learning magic. Kaecilius is an evil sorcerer is trying to take over the world and Stephen is the only one that can defeat him. Through much trial and magic, and with the help of an artifact called the Cloak of Levitation, Dr. Strange defeats Kaecilius, but not without the Ancient One being killed as well. Dr. Strange accepts the fact that he can't be a neurosurgeon any more, but he can keep the world from evil.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss11/11