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Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don’t know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives!
Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world’s first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station is bursting with celebrities and the mega-rich. But Connor and Ethan are too busy selling ice cream to see the sights.
However, neither of our heroes can resist a mystery and when they discover the space station is hurtling on a collision course with the moon (eep!) they know they need to step in. This is a case for the SPACE DETECTIVES!
Can Connor and Ethan find the culprit and save Starville from its impending doom?
Right at the moment Tigerboy is very into lively chapter books that he can read by himself. He likes them to have pictures, and a good sense of humour, and as soon as I saw the description of Space Detectives, I knew it would be right up his street.
I was not wrong. He was thrilled when it arrived (addressed to him) and opened it immediately, retreating to his den (aka bed) to read. He carried the book around for the rest of the day, and finished it very quickly, all of which are good signs. Note the following review may contain spoilers.
He says: Space Detectives was good. I really like the bit where they floated around in space for a bit (especially as that bit is on the cover of the book). I also liked the fact that someone had a stupid amount of cats and that one of the cats has the same name as a computer virus that their owner developed. I think all the illustrations were quite good – I like books with pictures because sometimes they are pictures of things that I particularly like. I would like to read more books by this author and illustrator.
I think other people my age (nearly 9) would enjoy this book.
Now for the technical bit:
Information about the Book
Title: Space Detectives
Author: Mark Powers
Illustrated by: Dapo Adeola
Publication Date: 4th February 2021
Page Count: 176
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