DK Adventures: Galactic Mission, 1st Edition

  • Richard Platt
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  • ISBN-10: 1465433805
  • ISBN-13: 9781465433800
  • DDC: 629.4
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Set in the future (2098), five school children have won an international competition to visit outer space. They will journey to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri on the spaceship Argo to find a new home. Dramas unfold on the trip before they finally discover a new planet with great potential for human life to survive. These 128-page books are perfect for elementary and middle grade students who can read alone confidently. The narrative and dialogue are fictional and read like the novels this age group is just beginning to discover, but the books are filled with nonfiction facts and information about the topic at hand. Interspersed throughout are genre spreads that make this a true DK book. Photographs and illustrations throughout the book engage and interest readers as they access information and develop their reading comprehension skills. Presented in chapters, the books in the DK Adventures series are perfect choices for kids who like to read for pleasure and need to read for class.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Star Facts Alpha Centauri.
2: 100 Years of Global Warming, 1988–2088.
3: Into Orbit.
4: All Aboard?.
5: “Activate the Relativity Drive!”.
6: “Lucy, We have a Problem!”.
7: An Amazing Discovery.
8: Destination Earth 2.0.
9: Landing.
10: Galactic Mission Quiz.
About the Author and Consultant.