The Resource The Moon platoon, Jeramey Kraatz

The Moon platoon, Jeramey Kraatz

Label
The Moon platoon
Title
The Moon platoon
Statement of responsibility
Jeramey Kraatz
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eng
Summary
In the year 2085, an elite group of kids, including twelve-year-old Benny, is selected for a life-changing trip to the Moon and end up as Earth's only defense against an alien invasion
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Review
  • In this SF thriller, the world’s best and brightest youths become its last line of defense after they’re taken to the Moon to participate in a scholarship program at the behest of a wealthy philanthropist. For Benny, who has grown up in a caravan community amid the desert wastelands of California, it’s a chance to change his family’s fortunes as well as play with the best toys, including the luxurious, tech-laden Space Runners, cars capable of interplanetary travel. At the Lunar Taj, he befriends daredevil Hot Dog, hacker Ramona, and obnoxiously confident Drue, but their curiosity to investigate the Moon’s secrets brings them face-to-face with the real reason they’ve been gathered together. Kraatz (the Cloak Society series) maintains a satisfying balance of action, intrigue, and wonder in this first book in the Space Runners series. Memorably entertaining characters play well against the tense premise and high stakes. Although some of the worldbuilding is glossed over, such as the current state of affairs on Earth, this remains an enjoyable adventure. A Full Fathom Five property. Ages 8–12. Agent: Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 04/03/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 14, p)
  • Two weeks spent at a luxury resort on the moon prove to be much more dangerous than a group of young people can imagine.In the year 2085, eccentric inventor Elijah West invites 100 young people from around the world to spend two weeks at the Lunar Taj. Twelve-year-old Benny Love is one of the lucky scholarship winners. But while the experience promises to be out of this world, the $1 million given to each recipient will change the future for Benny's nomadic family, which roams the Drylands that were once the United States' West Coast. Once on the moon, the scholarship winners—from as far away as the Middle East, South America, and Japan—pilot Space Runners, reverse bungee jump, and compete for West's attention and a place in his Pit Crew. But in all the fun, Benny discovers something that threatens not only the Taj, but the Earth. Holograms, artificial intelligence, and space-travel tech abound, but the familiar plot, cut-and-paste characters, and flat setting are stale. Even Benny, while likable, is a bit too good to be true, as Kraatz mines his background (poor and motherless, with a dad who insists on looking on the bright side) for his sterling qualities. Perhaps the promised sequel will be more out of this world. A cosmic adventure that fails to attain escape velocity. (Science fiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557242
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Kraatz, Jeramey
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Space Runners
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space colonies
  • Moon
  • Grandparents as parents
  • Moon
  • Science fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Grandparents as parents
  • Space colonies
  • Moon
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The Moon platoon, Jeramey Kraatz
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rdacarrier
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Control code
ocn956626538
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780062445971
Lccn
2016040466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956626538
Label
The Moon platoon, Jeramey Kraatz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956626538
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780062445971
Lccn
2016040466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956626538

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