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Training Master [NOOK Book]

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When Akiko’s Smoovian friends, Poog, Mr. Beeba, Gax, and Spuckler Boach, swing by to pick her up in an astroshuttle, she’s feeling bored with her “normal” life and more than ready to go—anywhere. What she doesn’t know is that King Froptoppit has enrolled them all in the Intergalactic Space Patrollers Training Camp on Zarga Baffa. Every planet in the universe relies on patrollers for protection, but no one from Smoo has ever graduated. Akiko and...
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Overview

When Akiko’s Smoovian friends, Poog, Mr. Beeba, Gax, and Spuckler Boach, swing by to pick her up in an astroshuttle, she’s feeling bored with her “normal” life and more than ready to go—anywhere. What she doesn’t know is that King Froptoppit has enrolled them all in the Intergalactic Space Patrollers Training Camp on Zarga Baffa. Every planet in the universe relies on patrollers for protection, but no one from Smoo has ever graduated. Akiko and her crew are the planet’s last hope.

After a freak accident at nearby Virpling Canyon, Akiko’s crew faces the ultimate final exam. Will Akiko go home, leaving the rescuing to others? Or will she stay and risk everything?


From the Hardcover edition.

Fifth-grader Akiko renews her acquaintance with her friends from the planet Smoo when they whisk her away to the Zarga Baffa Training Camp, where she must deal with mud, misery, and a training master who is out to get her.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 3-6-Akiko, now in fifth grade, is more ready than ever to trade places with her robot look-alike and zoom into space. This time, the girl and her alien friends are headed for the Intergalactic Space Patrollers Training Camp on Zarga Baffa. Can Akiko withstand the gross food, the physical and mental tests, and her training master's rough treatment? She starts to fail miserably and wonders if she should "cry blue" and leave the program. However, as her pal Spuckler says, she's "a fighter, not a quitter." When an accident puts the training masters' lives in danger, she is the one student willing to break the rules to rescue them. There is humor as well as action in this lively confection; Akiko struggles to earn Ds (for distinguished) and Fs (for first-rate). She consults a Yoda-like mentor who gives her a mysterious container and urges her to "Draw upon the power within" to open it-then reveals that it is a jar of jelly with a stubborn lid. Akiko's confusion as she faces the often-wacky unknowns of intergalactic society will resonate with kids trying to figure out what's going on around them here on Earth. This lighthearted series began as an indie comic, and the book's roots show in the anime-influenced art, derring-do adventures, and Akiko's indomitable spirit.-Carolyn Lehman, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307510877
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/6/2009
  • Series: Akiko
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, MI. Crilley lives with his wife, Miki, and their son, Matthew, in Farmington Hills, MI, just a few miles from the streets where he grew up.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!

    Best book ever!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Alec

    Im serious thanks for all the help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Stormcloud

    "That was a good training session lets go back to camp bring your squirrle"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2009

    Excitement lurking around every corner

    This book: Akiko: The Training Master is an exciting book that makes you turn the pages non- stopping. Akiko, the main character, is a detailed narrator that expresses every internal or external conflict so detailed that you can imagine yourself in that position. I think this book is one of Mark Crilley¿s best books ever! I recommend everyone to read it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Piper

    Walks in nice place here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Raven

    My dad bought me non alcoholic wine irl....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Tamari

    She dont know wha she is talking about i never joined i was just looking around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Penny

    Twirls a mini lightnig bolt in the air till its about an inch lon and a milimeter wide. I toss up apiece of paper infront of my board and then flick my fingerr forward. The bolt pins the paper to the board. I walk out the door.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Hades cabin

    The walls and floors are black with cracks filled with (fake) lava that flow. The beds are built in the floor. Alligned with animal bones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Merida

    Whoz ready to eat. Its 10:00 people. Am I the only one who actually wants to eat?

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    Posted August 5, 2014

    Megan

    She leaves to main res.

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    Posted July 7, 2014

    Cometstorm

    Ikr)stopped the attack by smooshing her when she went under her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    To molly

    Whts Alec's girl problemo?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Leopardpaw

    Carried the live squirrel to camp.

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    Posted July 31, 2010

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