Sardine in Outer Space 3
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Sardine in Outer Space 3

by Joann Sfar, Emmanuel Guibert
     
 

The youngest and spunkiest girl in outer space is back and ready to play!

Supermuscleman and Doc Krok are at it again, and it's not just the galaxy they're out to ruin—it's Sardine and Little Louie too! Get ready for the ultimate match-up as wits battle brawn in the best bout of this series. Yes, that's right—it's the Space Boxing Championship and the

Overview

The youngest and spunkiest girl in outer space is back and ready to play!

Supermuscleman and Doc Krok are at it again, and it's not just the galaxy they're out to ruin—it's Sardine and Little Louie too! Get ready for the ultimate match-up as wits battle brawn in the best bout of this series. Yes, that's right—it's the Space Boxing Championship and the fearless cousins must go head to head with Supermuscleman, Chief Executive Dictator of the universe, shrunken for disguise but just as muscley.

And so begins another day in the life of Sardine. . . .

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! You could at least draw me some pants!") to rescuing acres of stolen French fries and herds of wild "Burgeegies" in the mouthwatering kingdom of Yummy. Presented in colorful, crowded cartoon panels and well-endowed with both self-referential comments ("Comics are cool but we only get 10 pages per story . . . A movie's longer, so we'd have more time to kick Supermuscleman's butt") and characters with names like Emailia and Fetcher Bone, this expert mix of action, gross humor, and clever side remarks will, despite the lack of a cohesive plot line, draw carloads of Captain Underpants graduates. ” —Kirkus

“Feisty Sardine and her equally spunky pals Little Louie and (good) pirate Captain Yellow Shoulder continue their series of pun-filled, frolicsome adventures. In this round, the tales include an Internet-inspired bit of hooliganism, a boxing match, a fast-food fight, and a rock concert. Scoundrel Supermuscleman appears often, and there are several unique characters here—among them, the locals of the planet Topdog and the Queen of Applet. Some characters smoke and drink, and there's a sexy dog-woman character in a straining halter top, but the tales, which originate in France, are still wonderfully appealing, and the bouncy, bright art perfectly suits the Sardine troop's energy and sass. It's never too late to pick up this series. ” —Booklist

“New from the ambitious and wide-ranging First Second, the Roaring Brook imprint that published Gene Luen Yang's National Book Award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese is Sardine in Outer Space 3, written and illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar (The Rabbi's Cat). This is the latest in a wacky series that relates the adventures of a space-pirate girl named Sardine and her cohorts as they come up against all manner of oddball characters and dodgy situations, such as defeating Supermuscleman, Chief Executive Dictator of the Universe, in the Space Boxing Championship.” —Bookpage

“Gr 4-8--Intrepid Sardine and her wacky group of space-faring pirate friends are at it again! Not one to let odd situations slow her down, Sardine leads the gang as they confront Supermuscleman in an astoundingly creative assortment of adventures. From a planet made of fast food to a retirement home in space to a rock concert that shakes the universe, the situations the characters find themselves in are unrelentingly silly and will leave readers giggling. The bright, colorful illustrations are filled with manic action and fascinating details that will draw children in and have them coming back for more.” —Dawn Rutherford, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA, School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
On the inside cover it states, "No Grown-ups Allowed!" (Unless they are pirates or space adventurers.) This is very good advice. This is a book of great fun where the characters are colorful, the text is easy to read and follow, and the illustrations are terrific. Some of the adventures the reader will enjoy include: a Space Boxing Champion Bout, a great event of a game called Socabone, an island of desserts, Mt. Saint Heines erupting ketchup, and a message found in a bottle. Of course the villains Supermuscleman and Dr. Krok add to the entertainment. My favorite was about the Universal Attraction, a musical event. There was the bass monkey, sealaphone, and chicken drums to name a few. The band is taken, the musical instruments are left behind, and all the planets are hypnotized. How do the heroes save the day or should I say space? The illustrations are the kind that children will revisit over and over again because there is so much on each page that the reader cannot possibly take it all in at once. This book is written in graphic format, a favorite of mine. This format makes it perfect for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will also enjoy the graphics and fast paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. This book would be great as a present!
School Library Journal

Gr 4-8
Intrepid Sardine and her wacky group of space-faring pirate friends are at it again! Not one to let odd situations slow her down, Sardine leads the gang as they confront Supermuscleman in an astoundingly creative assortment of adventures. From a planet made of fast food to a retirement home in space to a rock concert that shakes the universe, the situations the characters find themselves in are unrelentingly silly and will leave readers giggling. The bright, colorful illustrations are filled with manic action and fascinating details that will draw children in and have them coming back for more.
—Dawn RutherfordCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596431287
Publisher:
First Second
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Sardine in Outer Space Series, #3
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
785,106
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar are two of the most ridiculously talented comics authors to come from France. Prolific, inventive, and versatile beyond common sense, the two shared a Paris studio from 1995 to 1999, and stories grew there like ragweed.

Taking turns writing scripts and drawing pictures, Joann and Emmanuel have collaborated on a number of prize-winning graphic novels, such as THE PROFESSOR'S DAUGHTER, the BLACK OLIVES series, and now SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE.

Working solo, Sfar is the author of the popular LITTLE VAMPIRE and VAMPIRE LOVES series, as well as the bestselling THE RABBI'S CAT. As for Guibert, his many works for readers young and old include ALAN'S WAR, an extraordinary biography of his late father Alan Cope, an American WWII verteran.

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