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AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

By Jon Scieszka, Illustrations by Steven Weinberg


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This laugh-out-loud, visually groundbreaking read launches a major new series by children's literature legend Jon Scieszka. Featuring full-color illustrations throughout, a spectacular gatefold, plus how-to-draw pages in the back, it's an outer space adventure that demonstrates a giant leap for bookmaking and a giant leap for any kid looking for their next go-to series. AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug are animals that have been hybridized to find other planets for humans to live on once we've ruined Earth. So off they rocket to the Plant Planet! Will that planet support human life? Or do Plant Planet's inhabitants have a more sinister plan? AstroNuts Mission One is a can't-put-it-down page-turner for reluctant readers and fans ready to blast past Wimpy Kid.

More Details

Size: 6 x 8 in;
Pages: 220 pp;
9-12 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2019
ISBN: 9781452171197
Jon Scieszka is best known for his bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man. He is also the founder of and a champion force behind, and was the first National Ambassador of Young People's Literature. He lives in Brooklyn.

Steven Weinberg writes and illustrates kids' books about dinosaurs, roller coasters, beards, and chainsaws. He lives in the Catskills in New York.

Media Reviews

★“A must-have . . . A winning mix of fun and fact—readers will be eager for the next mission.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★“The vital environmental message and the vibrantly imagined, quirky characters will garner hefty enthusiasm for future installments.”
Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“This first in a new sci-fi series checks key boxes: it is funny, full of nonstop action, and jammed with plenty of science factoids.”
School Library Journal

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