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Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity



by
Dave Roman

Edition
-
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
First Second
ISBN
9781596437562
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Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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Hakata Soy wants to make a fresh start at Astronaut Academy. But his superhero past is catching up with him and a robot doppelganger has been sent to kill him. Black-and-white illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

192

Trim Size

6" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

741.5/973

AR

3.6: points 2

Lexile

700L

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Jul 2011

Topics

Humor. Boarding schools. Space stations.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

This charming graphic adventure follows the exploits of child space hero Hakata Soy. Enrolled in an intergalactic boarding school, he navigates his way through the over-the-top personalities of many of his melodramatic classmates. An element of danger is added when fellow hero Gadget creates a new best friend—a robotic duplicate of Hakata Soy that includes one of his “broken hearts.” This robot is co-opted by villainous bird people that set him upon the academy to kill his flesh-and-blood doppelganger. While this title is obviously geared for and can be enjoyed by school-age children, there is also tongue-and-cheek humor that older readers are sure to enjoy. Each supporting character is highlighted in mini-chapters, which gives the book a kind of newspaper comic-strip feel. The black-and-white pencil illustrations invoke the artistic style of a manga, but many of Roman’s unique theatrical elements, including boys concerned with “cool hair” and wheeled dinosaurs used for moon racing, create a universe unto its own.—Ryan Donovan, New York Public Library

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

This charming graphic adventure follows the exploits of child space hero Hakata Soy. Enrolled in an intergalactic boarding school, he navigates his way through the over-the-top personalities of many of his melodramatic classmates. An element of danger is added when fellow hero Gadget creates a new best friend—a robotic duplicate of Hakata Soy that includes one of his “broken hearts.” This robot is co-opted by villainous bird people that set him upon the academy to kill his flesh-and-blood doppelganger. While this title is obviously geared for and can be enjoyed by school-age children, there is also tongue-and-cheek humor that older readers are sure to enjoy. Each supporting character is highlighted in mini-chapters, which gives the book a kind of newspaper comic-strip feel. The black-and-white pencil illustrations invoke the artistic style of a manga, but many of Roman’s unique theatrical elements, including boys concerned with “cool hair” and wheeled dinosaurs used for moon racing, create a universe unto its own.—Ryan Donovan, New York Public Library

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