Fall 2020

Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The story of a girl and her dog—in space.

Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He’s one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog program, Sienna sneaks off with her best friend. After she, Gus, and a stowaway crash their escape ship, they discover a danger to every human in their community—and launch a wild plan to save New Kansas.

Format Your Price
On pre-order until 10/06/2020
On pre-order until 10/06/2020
On pre-order until 10/06/2020
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Category Diversity, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS JUV002070, JUV008040, JUV008140
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 320
Guided Reading Level W
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“[An] adventure to keep readers turning pages. . . . dog fans will be pleased.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“An inventive intergalactic romp.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Dan Jolley

Dan Jolley began writing professionally at the age of 19. Since starting out in comic books, he has worked for DC (Firestorm), Marvel (Dr. Strange), Dark Horse (Aliens), and Image (G.I. Joe). He later branched out into licensed-property novels (Star Trek), film novelizations (Iron Man), and original novels, including the urban fantasy series Five Elements and the Audible Original House of Teeth. Working with Erin Hunter, he has scripted the manga stories set in the Warriors universe. Dan lives with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert felines in northwest Georgia. Readers can learn more about him at www.danjolley.com.

Illustrator: Jacques Khouri

Jacques Khouri makes animated films, works on commercials, teaches, and draws comics for a living. His influences range from animated cartoons to European and American comics. He currently lives in Montreal. You can find his work at ijotalot.com and jackkhouri.com. Please follow him on Tumblr or Instagram at @ijotalot.