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Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

By: Dave Roman

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.

ISBN: 9781596437562

JLG Release: Jul 2011


Sensitive Areas: Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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

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

Book Details

ISBN

9781596437562

First Release

July 2011

Genre

Dewey Classification

741.5/973

Trim Size

6" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

192

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.6; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.3; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level 700L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

First Second

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Topics

Humor, Boarding schools, Space stations,

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