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Title:
Water planet rescue
Author:
Mass, Wendy, 1967-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Physical Description:
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"Eight-year-old Archie Morningstar, his taxi driver dad, and a talking cat named Pockets are on an intergalactic mission to save an underwater planet in peril"--
General Note:
"2"--Spine.

"Includes fun science facts to impress friends and teachers!"--Page 4 of cover.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 2.0 168910.
ISBN:
9780316243230
Format :
Book

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Summary

Archie Morningstar's dad drives a taxi through outer space! And with the help of a talking cat named Pockets, Archie and his dad help fight crime across the universe.
In the second book in this series, Archie, his dad, and Pockets fly to a planet in peril: someone is stealing the water from this underwater world! Can Archie and Pockets save the day?


Author Notes

Wendy Mass was born in Livingston, New Jersey on January 17, 1967. She received a B. A. in English from Tufts University. She worked as a book editor at numerous publishing houses in New York City and Connecticut and co-created a teenage literary magazine called Writes of Passage. She has written several nonfiction books for teenagers including Stonehenge, Readings on Night, John Cabot: Early Explorer, and Ray Bradbury: Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her fiction books include Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Every Soul a Star, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and The Candymakers. A Mango-Shaped Space won the American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award in 2004. She wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre," which aired during the show's second season.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The second installment of the Space Taxi series find eight-year-old Archie Morningstar, navigator of his father's space taxi and newly appointed deputy of the Intergalactic Security Force, setting out on a mission to the watery planet Nautilus. Archie, his dad, and their mission leader talking-cat Pockets investigate the mysterious disappearance of the water from the planet's surface and uncover a plot by the evil organization BURP. This rollicking adventure, full of goofy antics and subtle lessons in acceptance, is complemented by simple line drawings and concludes with a trio of fun space facts to impress your friends and teachers. --Szwarek, Magan Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Eight-year-old Archie Morningstar and his dad join Pockets, an agent of the Intergalactic Security Force posing as an ordinary cat, on another crucial mission in space. This time, the trio is dispatched to Nautilus, a planet where most of the inhabitants live underwater. Before setting off, they will need to modify their space taxi to function as a submarine. Once on Nautilus, the team must discover why the water on the planet is suddenly disappearing. If they can't figure out the mystery and reverse the effects, the aliens on the planet won't be able to survive. The humor, introduction to a new alien world, and fast, energetic pacing will keep readers of this early chapter book series engaged. Archie's first-person present-tense narration puts readers right with him as he meets new creatures and has exciting experiences alongside Pockets and his dad. Science concepts related to the story, such as cloud formation and magnetite, are explained at the end. Those looking for a fast-paced, out-of-this-world adventure will want to hail the space taxi for a ride.-Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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