The Bark in Space
From the Series Chicagoland Detective Agency
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?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.4|
|BISACS||JUV028000, JUV018000, JUV008000|
|Dimensions||5.75 x 8.5|
|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, and Reviewed|
“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
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™.
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.
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