Crash Course #1 (Project (Hardcover)

Terra #1)

By Landry Q. Walker, Keith Zoo (Illustrator)

Penguin Workshop, 9780515157918, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

List Price: 13.99*
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Guardians of the Galaxy meets Minecraft in this hilarious new sci-fi series. 

TERRAFORMING 101 - An introduction to the sciences and technologies of extraterrestrial world-building. Open to first year students. 

Elara Adele Vaughn has everything it takes to become a top planetary designer: skills, talent, and a one-way ticket to the Seven Systems School of Terraforming Sciences and Arts. But for all her excitement, life at her new school is a lot tougher--and stranger--than she ever thought possible. Her roommate, Clare, is a mute, intergalactic sponge. A field trip almost ended in the belly of a monster. And no one at her new school knows what it's like to grow up on a planet so far away it's called "Nowhere." But if the galaxy's greatest terraformers made it through their first year, then so can Elara.

Based on the real science behind terraforming, this action-packed story mixes world-building adventures with side-splitting humor, plus a dash of deep-space madness.

About the Author

Landry Q. Walker has been making stories happen for over twenty years. His work includes Star Wars novellas, a New York Times bestselling collaboration with Dean Koontz called House of Odd, the beloved comic book series Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade for DC Comics, the novella Frozen: The Phantoms of Arendelle for Disney, and the celebrated superhero epic Danger Club. With his frequent collaborator Eric Jones he also created the comic book Little Gloomy, which now airs internationally as the animated TV show, Scary Larry.

Praise For Crash Course #1 (Project: Terra #1)

"Full of explosions and narrow escapes, middle grade readers will enjoy this new science fiction series and this spunky, heroic leading lady." - School Library Connection

"A funny, rollicking, action-packed quest through the cosmos." - Kirkus

"Absurdly funny. I never knew that terraforming could make me laugh so hard." - Max Braillier, author of The Last Kids on Earth

"Big adventure and bigger brains. Project Terra: Crash Course proves that smart girls can truly transform the universe." - Brandon Montclare, creator of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur