Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy

From the Series Adventures of the PSS 118

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Percy Jackson meets Star Trek

PSS 118 is just your typical school—except that it’s a rickety old spaceship orbiting Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. Jack’s dad used to be the science teacher, until he got fired for tinkering with the ship. Now Jack just wants to get through the last day of school without anything else going wrong.

But when the school is mysteriously attacked, 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.

“[T]his middle-grade action-adventure space opera is just plain fun.”—Booklist

“A perfect bridge for readers looking for a Percy Jackson–esque work of science fiction.”—School Library Journal

Format Your Price
978-1-7284-2309-8
$7.99
978-1-5415-4181-8
$22.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction
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
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 288
Publication Date 2019-03-05
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS JUV035000, JUV053020, JUV001000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 670
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501104
Accelerated Reader® Points 9.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade Books List, Winner, 2020

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A perfect bridge for readers looking for a Percy Jackson–esque work of science fiction.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“[T]his middle-grade action-adventure space opera is just plain fun.”—Booklist

Gareth Wronski

“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.