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Willy Maykit in Space

by Greg Trine

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WILLY MAYKIT IN SPACE by Greg Trine is a super silly science fiction story guaranteed to entertain young readers.

From classic knock-knock jokes to flying bird poop, the laughs are perfectly aimed at lower, middle-grade readers. The story becomes more outrageous with each action-packed chapter as an android, an alien, and a village of monsters are added to young Willy Maykit’s outerspace field trip. In a parallel story, readers learn about Willy’s father who has been captured by foothunters (not headhunters) in the Amazon jungles.

Librarian’s will easily convince reluctant readers to jump into this silly adventure with short, fast paced chapters and appealing visuals.

To learn more about the author, go to http://www.gregtrine.com/.

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers. ( )
  eduscapes | Mar 4, 2015 |
I picked this book up for my nephews thinking that they might like it. I had such an enjoyable time reading this book. The author did a great job of telling a story. I felt like I was right there with Willy, Cindy, and Norp. A fun trio. It would good to see a girl in the story. Cindy was an asset and not a hinder. The younger readers will enjoy this book. They will like the characters. Even the monsters. The author did a nice job of making the monsters scary but not too scary.

There was another story line happening as well. It involved Willy's father. The tie into the two stories was seamless. Plus the pictures just added to the story and made it really come alive. I will have to look for more books by this author. ( )
  Cherylk | Jan 31, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0544313518, Hardcover)

Earth-dwelling fourth-grader Willy Maykit couldn’t be more excited about his school field trip to Planet Ed. Willy’s class will blast off for the afternoon, learn about outer space, and be home in time for dinner. But when he wanders off on his own, Willy ends up being left behind on Ed! Can Willy, along with his classmate Cindy and an alien boy named Norp, outsmart the big hungry monsters on Ed until someone rescues them? With a little help from an android who likes knock-knock jokes and a seagull with terrific aim, they just might!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:12 -0400)

"When Willy Maykit gets stranded on Planet Ed during a class trip to outer space, he's in for an adventure. But will he be able to outwit the monsters inhabiting Ed and find his way back home?"--

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