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Nov 26 2014

Jake in Space: Moon Attack by Candice Lemon-Scott

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New Frontier Publishing, 2014. ISBN 9781925059090
(Age: 9+) Highly recommended. The opening chapter of this story should engage its readers - driving at age 11, telepathy, living on a space station, going to the moon . . .
Our main character, Jake, has struggled to pass his space car driving test and is now being sent to remedial driving school. To say he is embarrassed is probably an understatement! The story continues as Jake starts to make new friends but there is something strange about Henry. He talks funny, seems to know everything and Jake is sure he saw Henry going outside without a space suit. Impossible! Who is Henry? Is he a robot? Is he the good guy? Why is he always sneaking around?
Jake in Space: Moon Attack moves quickly, is full of all things 'spacey' and will take readers on an imaginative journey to the impossible. It is highly recommended for readers aged 9+. The vocabulary used is descriptive but easy to read, it is full of whizz bang technology we see in the movies and will have readers engaged from beginning to end.
Kylie Kempster

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