Joe Devlin: And The New Star Fighter:

Joe Devlin: And The New Star Fighter:


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From the right side of Nelson's Star Fighter there was an eruption of cannon fire. A Tourian War vessel had him in its sights. A dozen rounds hit the fuel tanks on Nelson's left wing and smoke started to come from the engine. Joe Devlin has started his first year at the Space Academy and nothing has gone his way. His father's heroics in the Tri-Sun War are legendary and Joe has plans to follow in his father's footsteps to be a Star Fighter. While his father is deployed to the war, can Joe measure up to the task at hand? With the town in smoke, Joe better find out if he can fix what he messed up before his father discovers his secret. Recommended reading ages (8-12 years).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538065723
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Series: Space Academy , #1
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

James R. Thomas takes young readers into the world of space travel, teaches them the importance of conservation, and also tackles the topic of helping children cope when a parent is deployed in the military. His writing style has been inspired by his military service and the challenges his own family faced with his deployment. He also wants to bring his love of science fiction to life for children and teach them to be socially conscious of our planet.

In his books, he addresses a variety of life issues for young readers with his goal being to help children build an awareness of the world around them and to empower them to reach for the stars. Through his character, Joe Devlin, children can explore space travel of the future in the intergalactic world of the Space Academy series. The series was inspired when James was being deployed to Afghanistan and promised to write a story for his son, which Joe Devlin was based upon. James’s conservation series teaches children the importance of keeping our planet healthy and safe while showing them that every single person, including the reader, can make an impact on the planet, good or bad. Included in the eighteen books that James has published thus far are two stand-alones. One covers the importance of telling the truth and the other teaches children about allergies.

James also has expanded internationally with a children’s book published in the French language. To round out his versatility as an author, he tapped into his own life experiences and crafted a series to help children cope with the deployment of a loved one.

James is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering, and he holds an advanced degree in business administration. He is married with a son and a daughter and resides in Chesapeake, Virginia. When he is not writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and flying.

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Joe Devlin: And The New Star Fighter 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BrennaP More than 1 year ago
This is the first of the Joe Devlin series. I thought it was a good read, especially for someone who may be interested in military and/or sci-fi. I liked the main character, Joe, but felt some of the minor characters were not so well developed. This may be because it is the first in the series. I would definitely recommend this to kids my nephews age (10/11 years old). ****I received this book in exchange for a fair review in a Booklikes giveaway held by the author, James R. Thomas. ****