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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G BRO (Text) 33500013262456 New Checked out 10/24/2020
Moorhead Public Library J G BRO (Text) 33500013262464 New Checked out 11/02/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780553534351
  • ISBN: 0553534351
  • ISBN: 9780553534368
  • ISBN: 055353436X
  • Physical Description: 221 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Jide and Petra are just two normal kids until they are selected to leave Earth and join their new alien classmates on an intergalactic research mission to Mars. Too bad Jide has no idea how she ended up in the program, seeing as the closest she wants to get to space is being a sci-fi writer. Petra, on the other hand, is the brains of the mission, but his helicopter parents make it clear he hasn't left their gravitational pull behind quite yet.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    It's 2216, and with the help of a rather braggy alien named Tobey (actually, everyone in his entire clone species is named Tobey), humans have advanced to the point where they're ready for galactic space travel. Problem is, "adult humans can be pretty whiny," so the students at the Earth School for Space Mission Preparation are tested to find the two best candidates. Turns out that's irreverent-but-brilliant Petra Novak and cautious-but-equally-brilliant Jide Eshetu, who embark on a journey through space to Mars and beyond, along with a cast of imaginatively conceived aliens, conducting experiments and avoiding adult supervision. Filled with absurdism and irony that still leaves room for a good old-fashioned butt joke or two, the story is peppered with fascinating space-science theory: A space-elevator! A spaceship carved out of an asteroid! A zero-gravity shower! And plenty more where those came from. Panels generously crammed with Brown's signature childlike figures and hand-lettered word balloons give it all a charmingly handmade feel. Brimming over with ideas, humor, and the author's infectious excitement.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: New York Times best-selling, Eisner-winning Brown's new, space-oriented adventure is primed to please the growing legions of young graphic novel fans. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeffrey Brown is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: Jedi Academy series and the Darth Vader series. He is also the author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal graphic novels for middle graders and the picture book My Teacher Is a Robot. Jeffrey resides in Chicago with his wife and two sons. You can visit him at

Subject: Interplanetary voyages > Comic books, strips, etc.
Children > Comic books, strips, etc.
Life on other planets > Comic books, strips, etc.
Robots > Comic books, strips, etc.
Space ships > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mars (Planet) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoons and comics.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Science fiction.

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