Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates [NOOK Book]

Overview

Planet Jurassica is under siege. The sinister space pirates have raided the Imperial palace and stolen the famous Jewels of Jurassica. This looks like a job for . . . Captain Raptor!. . . hero of a thousand space missions; champion of truth, justice, and dinosaurs in space throughout the galaxy. If anyone can track down those marauding space pirates, it's Captain Raptor and the fearless crew of the Megatooth!
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Overview

Planet Jurassica is under siege. The sinister space pirates have raided the Imperial palace and stolen the famous Jewels of Jurassica. This looks like a job for . . . Captain Raptor!. . . hero of a thousand space missions; champion of truth, justice, and dinosaurs in space throughout the galaxy. If anyone can track down those marauding space pirates, it's Captain Raptor and the fearless crew of the Megatooth!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
After space pirates attack and steal the Jewels of Jurassica, Captain Raptor and his talented crew board the starship Megatooth to chase them. Blasted by the pirate ship, the Megatooth crash lands on a strange, uncharted moon. There, they encounter Scalawag, who claims he was left there by pirates, but offers to repair the ship. On his advice, they start back to Jurassica. On the way, they are attacked by a ferocious Robokron and saved by bold Captain Raptor. Back near Jurassica, as they battle the pirates, Scalawag shuttles back to the pirate ship and threatens to blast them. But clever Captain Raptor has booby-trapped Scalawag’s shuttle. It blows up, the treasure is recovered, Scalawag is imprisoned, and the indomitable Captain is off on another adventure in the series. O’Brien exploits the popularity of dinosaurs to create dozens of anthropomorphic characters, good and evil, who are put in landscapes and star-studded outer space to do battle with jazzy space ships. Rectangles of varying sizes show brief text against white backgrounds and pace the action of this graphic narrative, increasing the suspense until the double-page action scene involving the snake-like Robokron. The artist uses lots of dark watercolors and gouache to generate the melodramatic, other-world atmosphere. Action galore. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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K-Gr 4
Fans of Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery (Walker, 2005) will welcome this new adventure and clamor for more. Here, the captain and his crew must track down the space pirates who have raided the Imperial Palace and stolen planet Jurassica's jewels. Blasting off on the Megatooth , they follow the pirate vessel's ion trail through space. The pirates fire tons of molten lead at their starship, which lands hard on a barren moon. There, Captain Raptor discovers a mysterious castaway who fixes their shattered plutonic servoscope, but is Bloody Bart Scalawag-with a hook for a hand and a pirate's salty vocabulary-friend or foe? This graphic novel comes alive with O'Brien's watercolor and gouache illustrations. The action moves quickly in small frames dense with realistic dinosaurs in armor and the inner workings of spaceships. Dramatic chase and battle scenes are depicted in full-page illustrations or full-bleed spreads. The writing is melodramatic and true to form with frequent cliff-hangers ("Could this be the end of Captain Raptor?"), sound effects ("BLAM! BLAM! BOOM!"), and key phrases in bold typeface. Few readers-reluctant or otherwise-will be able to resist this clever mix of dinosaurs, pirates, and science fiction.
—Mary Jean SmithCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802735218
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 765,445
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Maryland. booksbyomalley.com

Patrick O'Brien is the author and illustrator of nine books for children. Mr. O'Brien lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and son.

Patrick O'Brien is the author and illustrator of nine books for children. Mr. O'Brien lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and son.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    More exciting of the two Captain Raptor books, but without the message

    Great fun and adventure involving dinosaur heroes, alien pirates, and lots of cliffhangers. The first Captian Raptor Book "Moon Mystery" has somewhat of a message about understanding a la classic Star Trek, but that doesn't diminish the thrill. My seven year old son loves this one as much as the other.

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