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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydraby Jason Fry
Synopses & Reviews
Treasure Island meets Battlestar Galactica in book one of the swashbuckling sci-fi adventure series SLJ called "space opera in the classic style" in a starred review, from New York Times bestselling author Jason Fry.
The relationship between Tycho Hashoone, his twin sister, Yana, and their older brother, Carlo, isn't your average sibling rivalry. They might be crew members together aboard the Shadow Comet, but only one of them can be the next ship captain. So when the Hashoones find themselves in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy—one that will pit them against space pirates, Earth diplomats, and even treachery from within the family—each sibling is desperate to prove his or her worth. The only trouble is, if they don't work together, none of them may make it out alive.
Perfect for fans of fantasy adventures like Ranger's Apprentice and such space-age epics as Star Wars, The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra is a wholly original saga about a galaxy on the brink of war and one unforgettable family caught in the cross fire.
Don't miss the action-packed sequel, Curse of the Iris.
"In this kickoff to the Jupiter Pirates series, strained diplomatic relations between Earth and the Jovian Union exacerbate the dangers of interplanetary space travel, as well as the livelihood of the Hashoones, a family of privateers. Twelve-year-old Tycho and his siblings compete for their mother's approval, as only one of them can succeed her as captain of the Shadow Comet; however, they also work together to pilot the Comet and capture other ships. Fry, the author of numerous Star Wars — themed books, combines the futuristic with classic touches that hearken back to Earth (for example, a wig-wearing judge pounds a gavel and checks his mediapad). Technical terms (a glossary is included) and physical challenges add texture to the story. Tycho's cyborg grandfather Huff and Vesuvia, the Comet's software program, provide comic relief when they bicker ('What if I engage this blaster cannon in yer cognitive module'), while larger moral questions — such as what constitutes true piracy — bring a degree of gravitas. Danger and political intrigue blend with wholesome family dynamics, making for an entertaining space adventure. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Rob McQuilkin, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Willy Maykitand#160;is stranded on Planet Edand#160;during a class trip to outer space. But will he be able to outwit the monsters inhabiting Ed and find his way back home?
Earth-dwelling fourth-grader Willy Maykit couldnand#8217;t be more excited about his school field trip to Planet Ed. Willyand#8217;s class will blast off for the afternoon, learn about outer space, and be home in time for dinner. But when he wanders off on his own, Willy ends up being left behind on Ed! Can Willy, along with his classmate Cindy and an alien boy named Norp, outsmart the big hungry monsters on Ed until someone rescues them? With a little help from an android who likes knock-knock jokes and a seagull with terrific aim, they just might!
When you're a privateer, running a starship is a family business. For Tycho Hashoone, his twin sister, Yana, and their older brother, Carlo, the family business is far from easy.
For starters, they have to make a living however they can, all while dodging pirates and Earth's dreaded warships. Then they have to please the Jovian Union, an alliance of moons that provides the Hashoones their letter of marque against Earth's merchant fleet. But hardest of all, the siblings have to impress their mother, Captain Diocletia Hashoone, who keeps a log of how they perform on every test, simulation, and mission aboard their family starship, the Shadow Comet. Because while the three siblings might be crewers together, only one of them will be chosen as the Comet's next captain.
Talk about sibling rivalry!
Part high-seas adventure, part space-age epic, the Jupiter Pirates is an unforgettable saga about a solar system on the brink of war and one family caught in the middle of it.
About the Author
Jason Fry is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide and more than twenty other books. Besides space pirates, he writes about baseball, music, travel, and anything else that strikes his fancy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son.
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