Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

by Dave Roman
Illustrator Dave Roman

first second | June 7, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

Hakata Soy's past life as the leader of a futuristic super team won't stay in the past!

The former space hero is doing his best to keep his head down at Astronaut Academy. Things aren't going so great, though. The most popular girl in school has it in for him. His best friend won't return his calls. And his new roommate is a complete jock who only cares about Fireball.

Hakata just wants to make a fresh start. But how will he find time to study Anti-Gravity Gymnastics and Tactical Randomness when he's got a robot doppelganger on its way to kill him?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.4 × 6.03 × 0.7 in

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: first second

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596436204

ISBN - 13: 9781596436206

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 14

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK Reason for Reading: It sounded like a lot of fun. This tells of the happenings of first semester at Astronaut Academy. Opening with the official promotional guide the principal shows off the school and then we start off with the main character Hakata Soy arriving at the school a month late due to his former status as a space hero. Then in a unique way, each short "chapter" starts off with "My name is ...." and is told from the point of view of various different classmates, the occasional teacher or surprise narrator. Of course, nothing is as simple as it seems and Hakata's first semester is interrupted when a robot shows up with a mission to kill him. I'll have to say this underwhelmed me. It just wasn't my kind of humour. It was silly, just not that funny. Now, I won't say it wasn't entertaining, I'll give it that but I had expected more. Kids who like school humour will probably enjoy this the most. A caveat to parents who like to be aware of this type of content, there is a brief, 3 panel, episode involving a homosexual student. Overall, fun but just OK in my opinion.
Date published: 2011-07-05

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Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

by Dave Roman
Illustrator Dave Roman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.4 × 6.03 × 0.7 in

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: first second

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596436204

ISBN - 13: 9781596436206

About the Book

Blast off for adventure at Astronaut Academy!

Hakata Soy is new at Astronaut Academy, and so far things aren’t going so well. Hakata’s past as the leader of a futuristic superhero team is catching up to him just as he’s making a fresh start. How will Hakata find time to study for his classes in Fire Throwing and Anti-Gravity Gymnastics when he’s got a robot doppelganger on its way to kill him?

With tons of goofy humor, snappy dialogue, and a madcap plot, "New York Times "bestseller Dave Roman has created a two-volume space adventure that reads like the wacky offspring of "Sweet Valley High "and "Power Rangers."

From the Publisher

Hakata Soy's past life as the leader of a futuristic super team won't stay in the past!

The former space hero is doing his best to keep his head down at Astronaut Academy. Things aren't going so great, though. The most popular girl in school has it in for him. His best friend won't return his calls. And his new roommate is a complete jock who only cares about Fireball.

Hakata just wants to make a fresh start. But how will he find time to study Anti-Gravity Gymnastics and Tactical Randomness when he's got a robot doppelganger on its way to kill him?

About the Author

Two-time New York Times bestselling writer-illustrator Dave Roman is the creator of Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. Roman has contributed stories to the Flight series, and has written comics and manga for X-Men and The Last Airbender. He lives in New York City with his wife, Raina Telgemeier.

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About the Academy:

Astronaut Academy is the school with the most reasons to attend. It is tops with the learning! With classes like advanced heart studies, anti-gravity gymnastics, wearing cute hats, run-on sentences, and locker!, who would not want to be a student at this school? Now, EVEN YOU have the opportunity to attend Astronaut Academy.

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 14