From the Series Alien Agent
In the third book in the series, young Alien Agent Zack Gaither is sent to Mongolia to liaise with his fellow agent Vraj, whom we met in Camp Alien. Vraj’s people, the Tirgizians, are exploring the area for evidence of dinosaurs, whom the Tirgizians believe to be their long-lost ancestors. Enter the Kaipa Kapa Syndicate, a mixture of bad guys, including the Gnairts who’d previously tried to kill Zack and Vraj. The syndicate kidnaps the Tirgizians, and with the help of two local Mongolian kids, Zack and Vraj manage to free them and avoid being discovered.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.7|
|Text Type||Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy|
|Dimensions||5.25 x 7.5|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||130700|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
The Horn Book Guide
“Oddities abound in this convoluted but humorous adventure.”
—The Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
“A search for kidnapped alien dinosaurs in a Mongolian mountain cave and laser gun battles against a crime syndicate of aliens provide readers with plenty of action and cliff-hangers.” —School Library Journal
Illustrator: Mike Gorman
Mike Gorman is a seasoned editorial illustrator whose work has been seen in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and other publications. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife, three children, a dog, a cat, two toads, and a gecko.
Author: Pamela F. Service
Born in Berkeley, California, Pamela F. Service grew up loving to hear, read, and tell stories—particularly about weird stuff. Pamela earned a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley followed by an MA in history and archaeology from the University of London. She spent many years living in Bloomington, Indiana, writing, serving on the city council, and being curator of a history museum. She has a grown daughter, Alex, who is also a museum curator. Pamela is now living in Eureka, California, where she writes, works as a museum curator, and acts in community theater.