Space Ace

Eric Brown and Tony Ross
AUD $12.99
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Billy is whisked away on a whistle-stop tour of the solar system by his grandfather, a retired astronaut. Can they brave the dangers and return intact? Billy's grandfather is a retired astronaut who likes to take Billy on trips around planet Earth. But when the ship's computer takes over, they suddenly find themselves zooming away on a grand tour of the Solar System! But when the computer system fails and Billy's grandfather is forced to pilot the ship manually through the treacherous asteroid belt! Will they make it home alive? A fast-paced story filled with loads of awesome facts about our solar system and illustrated by Tony Ross. With a reading age of 8, it is also suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Author bio:

Eric was born in West Yorkshire, England. He has been a freelance writer for over ten years, currently reviews books for The Guardian, and has published over 20 books including anthologies, short stories, radio plays and science fiction novels. He's won the British Science Fiction Prize twice for his short stories. Eric currently lives in Dunbar, East Lothian.

Category: Junior fiction
ISBN: 9781781121344
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: October 2012
Page Extent: 80
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's fiction