Akiko on the Planet Smoo by Mark Crilley

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When this fourth-grader comes home from school one day, she finds an envelope waiting for her with no stamp and no return address. The message inside reads Dear Akiko: We are coming to get you. Meet us outside your bedroom window tonight at 8:00. Don't forget your toothbrush. How could anyone meet her outside her window? She lives on the 17th floor, for goodness sake. But that evening, as Akiko is preparing to study for tomorrow's geography test, she finds a small spacecraft hovering outside her window with two odd little men inside. They have been sent to whisk Akiko off to the Planet Smoo where she will lead a team enlisted to find the King of Smoo's kidnapped son, Prince Froptoppit. Akiko, the leader of a rescue mission? She's too timid to be on the school's safety patrol! So begins Akiko's adventure across the land of Smoo to find a prince and become a leader.
 

About Mark Crilley

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Mark Crilley is the creator of several manga books, including the "Akiko" series, "Miki Falls", the "Billy Clikk" novels and "Brody's Ghost". Since being selected for "Entertainment Weekly"'s "It List" in 1998, Crilley has published nearly twenty books across his many popular series and developed a massive internet following for his drawing demonstration videos earning him a spot as one of the top 25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube. His novels have been featured in "USA Today", the "New York Daily News" and "Disney Adventures" magazine, as well as on "CNN Headline News". Visit Mark online at MarkCrilley.com or YouTube.com/markcrilley
 
Published November 13, 2001 by Yearling. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Opening episodes of a comic-book series created by an American teacher in Japan take a leap into chapter-book format, with only partial success.

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In this stylish debut, aliens from the Planet Smoo summon an Earth girl to find a kidnapped prince. Fourth-grader Akiko admits she has no experience as a rescuer: I'm only ten years old... I don't h

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Akiko in the Castle of Alia Rellapor marks the final installment in Mark Crilley's interplanetary series.

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The titular heroine and friends vie for the coveted Centauri Cup in an intergalactic race in the latest series adventure Akiko and the Alpha Centauri 5000 by Mark Crilley.

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When Mr. Beeba tells Akiko that Poog's in trouble, the fifth-grader sets out on her most urgent mission yet in Akiko and the Journey to Toog by Mark Crilley-to save Poog's home planet Toog.

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As a show of gratitude for rescuing Prince Froptoppit, the King of Smoo sends Akiko and her friends on a vacation to the planet Quilk to visit their famous zoo in Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo by Mark Crilley.

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Fourth-grader Akiko, thanks to a group of aliens, finds herself on a rescue mission to save a kidnapped prince in these two volumes.

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covered by pale purple-white skin that shimmered like smooth leather."" Crilley gives Akiko a conversational voice and global flair.

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In this stylish debut, aliens from the Planet Smoo summon an Earth girl to find a kidnapped prince. Fourth-grader Akiko admits she has no experience as a rescuer: I'm only ten years old... I don't h

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What kind of adventure has Akiko gotten herself into on the Sprubly Islands?

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Akiko is a perfectly ordinary fourth grader.

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Get the scoop on 10 year-old Akiko and her adventures in space with our review of Akiko and the Journey to Toog!

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Before she knows what's going on, Akiko is swept up on an interplanetary adventure with robots, aliens, strange food, a whole bunch of new friends and a mission to rescue a prince.

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