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Mr. Corbett Is in Orbit!: My Weird School Graphic Novel


Series
My Werid School Graphic Novel

by
Dan Gutman
illustrated by
Jim Paillot

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
HarperAlley
ISBN
9780062947628
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New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman and illustrator Jim Paillot have pulled out all the stops to bring A.J. and his friends from Ella Mentry School to an all-new series of full-color graphic novels. This first installment is an out-of-this-world adventure!

A.J. and his friends are going on a field trip to NASA headquarters. But their tour guide, Mr. Corbett, is a total space cadet! What happens when A.J. accidentally launches the whole class into outer space?! This is going to be one of the weirdest graphic novels in the history of the world!Note for the reader on ways to help protect the planet, with suggested online resources. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

96

Trim Size

7" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3.1: points 0.5

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2021

Book Genres

Graphic Novels, Chapter Book, Humor

Topics

School. Friendship. Outer space. Environmentalism. Climate change. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4–Gutman’s “My Weird School” series transitions into graphic novel format. A.J., Andrea, and their classmates at Ella Mentry School seem to take everything in stride, always ready with a joke or sarcastic observation. A teacher in a superhero outfit or another speaking in secret code is simply par for the course. When a lesson on climate change includes a surprise visit to NASA, everyone’s excited, and the students launch themselves into space on a shuttle in no time. Characters consistently face readers, inviting them to absorb the many puns, self-aware punch lines, and obliteration of the fourth wall. Chapters are named after their placement in sequence (“The Beginning,” “After the Beginning”), and a survey asks how readers are enjoying the book. Adding to the inviting atmosphere is the simple layout with generous wide panels and full-page cartoons. This is a silly, no-stakes adventure that will increase reader familiarity with changing voices and perspectives, and let kids feel like active participants. A.J. is brown-skinned, Andrea is white, and both students and teachers are a diverse group. Back matter includes a list of websites with more information about climate change, as well as a note encouraging children to convince their parents to support politicians endorsed by the Sierra Club and Greenpeace. VERDICT From the opening warning about scenes of “graphic violins,” it’s clear that weirdness extends to all parts of this out-of-this-world field trip.–Thomas Maluck, Richland Lib., SC

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4–Gutman’s “My Weird School” series transitions into graphic novel format. A.J., Andrea, and their classmates at Ella Mentry School seem to take everything in stride, always ready with a joke or sarcastic observation. A teacher in a superhero outfit or another speaking in secret code is simply par for the course. When a lesson on climate change includes a surprise visit to NASA, everyone’s excited, and the students launch themselves into space on a shuttle in no time. Characters consistently face readers, inviting them to absorb the many puns, self-aware punch lines, and obliteration of the fourth wall. Chapters are named after their placement in sequence (“The Beginning,” “After the Beginning”), and a survey asks how readers are enjoying the book. Adding to the inviting atmosphere is the simple layout with generous wide panels and full-page cartoons. This is a silly, no-stakes adventure that will increase reader familiarity with changing voices and perspectives, and let kids feel like active participants. A.J. is brown-skinned, Andrea is white, and both students and teachers are a diverse group. Back matter includes a list of websites with more information about climate change, as well as a note encouraging children to convince their parents to support politicians endorsed by the Sierra Club and Greenpeace. VERDICT From the opening warning about scenes of “graphic violins,” it’s clear that weirdness extends to all parts of this out-of-this-world field trip.–Thomas Maluck, Richland Lib., SC

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