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Authors & Events
Jul 03, 2014
| ISBN 9781465434524
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Jul 03, 2014 | ISBN 9781465434524 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Set in the year 2098, in Galactic Mission five school children have won an international competition to visit outer space and journey to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri on the spaceship Argo to find a new home. But right from the start things don’t go according to plan-conflict, malfunctions, mistrust, and running out of fuel all get in their way of trying to enter Alpha Centauri’s atmosphere. Will they all make it back alive? Will they discover a new planet with great potential for human life to survive?
DK Adventures are an innovative mix of narrative and nonfiction for kids ages 8-11 featuring engaging, action-packed stories that help kids build their skills in vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking while developing a love of reading. With diaries, recipes, poetry, instructions, graphics, or songs, the genre spreads in each DK Adventures title enhance the story and reinforce curriculum learning, while the expansive range of entertaining nonfiction subjects will appeal to boys and girls everywhere.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Richard Platt began writing in 1983, and has since published more than 100 books specializing in children’s nonfiction. His books have won the silver Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and have been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize. He… More about Richard Platt
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