Mars: You Decide How to Survive! (Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Series)

Mars: You Decide How to Survive! (Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Series)

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by Hena Khan, David Borgenicht
     
 

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Join the youngest crew of astronauts ever to make the trip to Mars! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the Red Planet. Will you achieve the mission and return home to Earth safely, successfully earning the title of the youngest astronaut ever to make it to Mars? Or will you be forced to turn back early? This… See more details below

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Join the youngest crew of astronauts ever to make the trip to Mars! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the Red Planet. Will you achieve the mission and return home to Earth safely, successfully earning the title of the youngest astronaut ever to make it to Mars? Or will you be forced to turn back early? This thrilling adventure offers twenty-two possible endings, but only ONE leads to the ultimate success! With eye-catching comic book style illustrations and information based on scientific facts related to Mars and space exploration, young readers will be over the moon with this entertaining addition to the Worst-Case Scenario series!

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—The popular "Choose Your Own Adventure" series (Chooseco) gets some competition, but with a nonfiction twist. You, the reader, are a teen chosen to be part of a mission to expand a newly established colony of humans on Mars. Will you heroically save the base's power supply, toil tending goats in the colony greenhouse, or be buried in a Martian dust storm? Accompanying the usual plot choices are facts to help readers make decisions that lead to 24 possible endings —some disappointments, some dead (literally) ends, but only one path that leads to ultimate success. Many of the facts are presented in an "Expedition File" appendix. Seamlessly worked into the narrative are additional details about space travel, from the cost of a space suit to how early astronauts ate and bathed. Black-and-white, bold illustrations add visual interest and lend a graphic-novel feel to many of the pages. Mars is the second in the series, but it stands alone. Short on characterization, but long on action and plot, it offers a successful combination of interactive fiction and nonfiction that reluctant readers will likely welcome.—M. Kozikowski, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811871242
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Series:
Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
491,625
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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