Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy
From the Series Adventures of the PSS 118
PSS 118 is just your typical school—except that it’s a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter. When the school is mysteriously attacked, thirteen-year-old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father (the school’s recently-fired-for-tinkering-with-the-ship science teacher). Amidst the chaos, Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity’s first light-speed engine—and given Jack control of it. To save the ship, Jack catapults it hundreds of light-years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen. School hasn’t just gotten out: it’s gone clear across the galaxy. And now it’s up to Jack and his friends to get everyone home.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||288|
- Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade Books List
School Library Journal
“A perfect bridge for readers looking for a Percy Jackson–esque work of science fiction.”—School Library Journal
“[T]his middle-grade action-adventure space opera is just plain fun.”—Booklist
“An exciting adventure full of humor and action that will make you wish you went to school in space.” —Gareth Wronski, author of Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy
Author: Joshua S. Levy
Joshua S. Levy was born and raised in Florida. After teaching middle school (yes, including seventh and eighth grade) for a little while, Josh went to law school. He lives with his wife and children in New Jersey, where he practices as a lawyer. Unfortunately, outer space doesn't come up in court nearly as often as he'd like.