Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

Astronaut Academy: Zero GravityAstronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman
Published by: First Second
Release Date: 7 June 2011
Pages: 192
Genres: Diversity, Funny, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
Recommended For: Grades 5-8
Submitted by: Renata Sancken


Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman is the story of Hakata Soy and his fellow classmates at Astronaut Academy. Hakata Soy is destined to be a great hero. You can tell, because he’s so mysterious and his hair is so cool and pointy. Hakata Soy had to start school late, on account of being held prisoner by his rival for a few weeks, so he has some catching up to do. Astronaut Academy follows Hakata as he meets his fellow students, like Doug Hiro, who loves spacewalking so much that he wears his helmet all the time, which the other kids think is totally weird, and Miyumi San, whose favorite class is dinosaur driving lessons. Everything’s fine, until an evil robot attacks the school and the kids have to put all their lessons into practice.

Astronaut Academy combines cool manga-style art with the random humor of Adventure Time with the space robots of Transformers, but without all the dumb parts of Transformers. I highly recommend it, as well as the sequel, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry.

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