Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo

Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo

by Mark Crilley
     
 

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Akiko, the Earthling hero best known for helping rescue Prince Froptoppit of the Planet Smoo, has been back on her home planet for several months now. She’s just started fifth grade and has been made leader of the school safety patrol. But Akiko’s not-so-normal adventures start up again when the grateful King of Smoo sends Akiko, Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog,… See more details below

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Overview

Akiko, the Earthling hero best known for helping rescue Prince Froptoppit of the Planet Smoo, has been back on her home planet for several months now. She’s just started fifth grade and has been made leader of the school safety patrol. But Akiko’s not-so-normal adventures start up again when the grateful King of Smoo sends Akiko, Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. Beeba on an all-expenses-paid vacation to the planet Quilk–home of the Intergalactic Zoo!

Wonders abound at the zoo. There are so many creatures of every shape, color, and size wandering around that it’s hard to tell the difference between the animals and the visitors. Then the zookeeper takes a special interest in Akiko, and she is added to his personal collection! Will Akiko and her friends find a way to escape from this nightmare vacation?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
As a show of gratitude for rescuing Prince Froptoppit, the King of Smoo sends Akiko and her friends on a vacation to the planet Quilk to visit their famous zoo in Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo by Mark Crilley. But the zookeeper wants Akiko for his special collection can her friends free her? (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In her fifth novel, Akiko, who in an earlier book helped to rescue Prince Froptoppit of the planet Smoo, is rewarded for her good deed with a vacation to the planet Quilk's famous zoo. All goes well (although the descriptions of the amazing creatures are boring) until the director of the zoo discovers that Akiko is an "Earthian." The gleam in his eye and his subsequent actions signal disaster, which the fifth grader doesn't suspect until she is trapped in a specimen room and separated from her friends. The buildup to her capture is perhaps the most interesting portion of the story, because readers can see what she cannot. The only real spark of character development is evidenced in Ladmi, a winged beauty with an attitude. On the whole, the book is uneven, providing little depth of plot, theme, or character, and its story line is bumpy. Comic-book fans may enjoy the generous array of black-and-white cartoon illustrations, but they could soon become discouraged by the difficult language and the many lagging sections in the narrative.-Susan Weitz, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385729680
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/09/2002
Series:
Akiko Series
Edition description:
GRAPHIC NO
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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