Once Upon a Space-Time! (Library Binding)
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes the first in a hilarious space-themed graphic novel series.
Jide and Petra are just two normal kids until they are selected to leave Earth and join their new alien classmates on an intergalactic research mission to Mars. Too bad Petra has no idea how she ended up in the program, seeing as the closest she wants to get to space is being a sci-fi writer. Jide, on the other hand, is the brains of the mission, but his helicopter parents make it clear he hasn't left their gravitational pull behind quite yet.
What is meant to be an intra-species bonding experience soon turns to hijinx as the kids discover The Potato orbiting around their new space classroom and accidentally launch a mission of their own without any adult commanders around to supervise--or help!
From New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Brown comes an out-of-this-world adventure perfect for the astronaut-in-training in your life.
About the Author
Jeffrey Brown is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: Jedi Academy series and the Darth Vader series. He is also the author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal graphic novels for middle graders and the picture book My Teacher Is a Robot. Jeffrey resides in Chicago with his wife and two sons. You can visit him at jeffreybrowncomics.com.
Praise for Once Upon a Space-Time!:
"A cavalcade of fun.” –Publishers Weekly
"Another great addition from Brown. Middle grade readers will anxiously await the next installment."
–School Library Journal
Praise for Lucy & Andy Neanderthal:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A New York Public Library's Best 50 Books for Kids Pick
A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best List Pick
A National Parenting Product Award-winner
"Kids will learn a great deal about the Neanderthals while laughing their way through the story. Brown demonstrates a depth of knowledge of the subject, with a few winking anachronisms." -School Library Journal
"Lucy & Andy are Stone Age rock stars! I loved this book!" -Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series
"Jeffrey Brown returns from a galaxy far, far away to bring us a whole new slew of kid-friendly characters! Just beware of mammoth dung!" -Keith Knight, cartoonist of Jake the Fake and The Knight Life
"Every kid will love to go back in time with LUCY & ANDY!" -Judd Winick, author of Hilo: The Boy Who Saved the World
This young adult historical fiction packs an absolutely powerful punch and it absolutely blew me away. It is ENORMOUSLY FUN to read, and it’s rich with juicy historical goodness, from the locations to the language used to the many chaotic adventures our characters get wrapped up in. The story introduces Monty, a young British lord being groomed to grow up as a gentleman, but to absolutely no avail. Before he takes over his family’s estate (much to his father’s chagrin), Monty embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend (whom he’s disastrously in love with), and his sister, but they end up on a whirlwind manhunt across Europe that leaves behind everything they knew before! Full of mayhem and mystery and written with such wit, this book is also balanced with commentary about many historical prejudices involving race, sexuality, and physical ability that persisted in history.
Fall in love with their story, and be sure not to miss the sequel, Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!
(Young Adult Historical Fiction and Romance, Ages 16+) - reviewed by Isabel