Akiko on the Planet Smoo
By Mark Crilley
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440416487, 176pp.)
Publication Date: June 12, 2001
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When fourth grader Akiko finds a spacecraft hovering outside her window one night, she begins the adventure of a lifetime. She is whisked off to the planet Smoo to lead a team searching for the King of Smoo’s kidnapped son. Akiko the head of a rescue mission? She’s afraid to be on the school’s safety patrol! So begins the adventures of Akiko, wherein she meets her team — Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. Beeba — and sets off on a journey across Smoo to find a prince and become a leader.
"[A] stylish debut." — Publishers Weekly
"The action is fast-paced and nicely illustrated...and Crilley’s easy-reading, conversational style is appealing." — Booklist