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The Plant Planet
Contributor(s): Scieszka, Jon, Weinberg, Steven (Illustrator)
ISBN: 145217119X     ISBN-13: 9781452171197
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
    OUR PRICE: $13.49  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: September 2019
This item will not ship until after its street date of September 10, 2019
Annotation: This laugh-out-loud, visually groundbreaking read launches a major new series by children's literature legend Jon Scieszka. 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!
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction
Dewey: 741
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Astronuts
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 220 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2019 July #2)

Scieszka (the Frank Einstein series) and Weinberg (Fred & The Lumberjack) begin a new middle grade series with this tale of ecological stewardship and teamwork centered on the search for a Goldilocks planet: neither too hot nor too cold, and able to sustain human life. As Earth narrates, the dapper AstroWolf leads a team to the Plant Planet. The mission's engineered, untested animal astronauts include four hybrids: AstroWolf, ultra-organized SmartHawk, nurturing (and electromagnetic) LaserShark, and odiferous StinkBug, all members of NNASA (Not the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). After taking off from their Mt. Rushmore headquarters in a Thomas Jefferson Nose Rocket and making a crash-landing, the team quickly finds that while the lush, lovely Plant Planet is filled with food and the underpinnings of shelter, it seems to be missing a vital component. Alongside trademark Scieszka humor and vivid digital collage by Weinberg, which features engravings from the collection of Amsterdam's Rijkmuseum, the vital environmental message and the vibrantly imagined, quirky characters will garner hefty enthusiasm for future installments. Ages 8–12. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Sept.)

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