The Bark in Space

Book 5

From the Series Chicagoland Detective Agency

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Chicagoland can’t get much weirder than this: Raf, Megan, and Bradley have been abducted by aliens from the planet Fnarf III! And not just your ordinary, everyday aliens, either. These extraterrestrials are intelligent canines, as smart as Bradley, who come from a world where dogs rule and humans drool. And they have a case Bradley can really sink his teeth into: the Fnarfian princess has gone missing, and the space-dogs need help from planet Earth’s home team—the Chicagoland Detective Agency—to track her down. After uncovering zombies, mummies, were-mutts, and ghosts, is the Chicagoland Detective Agency up to the job of investigating their first interstellar caper?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46770-725-1
$6.95 $6.95
978-1-46770-972-9
$43.99 $32.99
978-1-51241-752-4
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
BISACS JUV028000, JUV018000, JUV008000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.75 x 8.5
Lexile 430
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156678
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Endnote, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“There are hundreds of stories about talking dogs, but if this graphic novel is any indication, every book would be better with a dog in it….[O]ne of the most inventive stories in a consistently innovative series.” —Kirkus Reviews


Illustrator: Tyler Page

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. He illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children.

Author: Trina Robbins

Writer and feminist herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over 30 years. Her most recent books are The Brinkley Girls (Fantagraphics) and Forbidden City: the Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs (Hampton Press). Her newest graphic novel is the three-part YA series Chicagoland Detective Agency for Graphic Universe™.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Chicagoland Detective Agency

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