SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE by Emmanuel Guibert
Kirkus Star

SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE

by , illustrated by , translated by
Age Range: 7 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Taking a seat in first class aboard the graphic-novels-for-preteens train, this import features a carrot-topped lass who travels the starways with her piratical uncle Yellow Shoulders, foiling the plots of Supermuscleman, nefarious Chief Executive Dictator of the Universe. Presented in small sequential panels of brightly hued cartoon art and spacious dialogue balloons, Sardine’s adventures take her from the space prison Azkatraz to Planet Discoball (for a dance contest presided over by Empress Laser Diskette and her offspring, Prince Beejeez), from encounters with deadly, as well as thoroughly nerve-wracking, Honkfish to a deliciously violent round of “No-Child-Left-Behind-School II,” a virtual game. With nonstop action, humor geared to multiple levels of cultural awareness and the promise of more episodes to come, even readers stubbornly resisting the trendy format’s lure will find that, as Supermuscleman sneers shortly before gorily blasting his own foot, “Resistance is futile.” (Graphic novel. 7-9)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-59643-126-1
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: First Second/Roaring Brook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2006




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