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Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy

By Joshua S. Levy

Like a kid-friendly Star Trek: Voyager, this zany, clever, and fast-paced sci-fi adventure is ultimately about each person's responsibility to fellow humans.

PSS 118 is just your typical school - except that it's a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter. When the school is mysteriously attacked, thirteen-year-old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father (the school's recently-fired-for-tinkering-with-the-ship science teacher). Amidst the chaos, Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity's first light-speed engine - and given Jack control of it. To save the ship, Jack catapults it hundreds of light-years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen. School hasn't just gotten out: it's gone clear across the galaxy. And now it's up to Jack and his friends to get everyone home.

  • Witty and fun sci-fi with heart
  • Explores themes of teamwork, self-esteem, and taking responsibility for one's actions through a page-turning quest framework
  • Page-turning quest framework is especially appealing for this age group

About the author

Joshua S. Levy was born and raised in Florida. After teaching middle school (yes, including seventh grade) for a little while, he went to law school. He lives with his wife and daughter in New Jersey, where he practices as a lawyer. Unfortunately, outer space doesn’t come up in court nearly as often as he’d like. Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy is his first novel. You can find him online at www.joshuasimonlevy.com and on Twitter @JoshuaSLevy.

ISBN: 9781541528109
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2019
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 27/10/19 at 22:10:11
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