Akiko on the Planet Smoo

Akiko on the Planet Smoo

Paperback Akiko (Bantam Paperback)

By (author) Mark Crilley

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 166 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0440416485
  • ISBN 13: 9780440416487
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 408,610

Product description

When fourth grader Akiko finds a spacecraft hovering outside her window one night, she begins the adventure of a lifetime. She is whisked off to the planet Smoo to lead a team searching for the King of Smoo's kidnapped son. Akiko the head of a rescue mission? She's afraid to be on the school's safety patrol! So begins the adventures of Akiko, wherein she meets her team — Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. Beeba — and sets off on a journey across Smoo to find a prince and become a leader.

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Author information

Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, Mich. After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1988, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English to students of all ages for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan in 1992 that he created Akiko and the story of her journey to Smoo.

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"[A] stylish debut." -- Publishers Weekly "The action is fast-paced and nicely illustrated...and Crilley's easy-reading, conversational style is appealing." -- Booklist

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When fourth grader Akiko finds a spacecraft hovering outside her window one night, she begins the adventure of a lifetime. She is whisked off to the planet Smoo to lead a team searching for the King of Smoo's kidnapped son. Akiko the head of a rescue mission? She's afraid to be on the school's safety patrol! So begins the adventures of Akiko, wherein she meets her team -- Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. Beeba -- and sets off on a journey across Smoo to find a prince and become a leader.