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Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery Hardcover – March 1, 2005
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“* An action-packed science-fiction romp starring a cast of dinosaur characters. . . . Sci-fi fans and dinophiles will eat this book up, and it might also capture the interest of reluctant readers.” ―School Library Journal, starred review
“Jurassic Park meets Star Trek meets Captain Nemo in this sci-fi comic about high-tech dinosaurs.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Dinosaurs in space will lead to giggles for young readers.” ―BCCB
“* Few readers-reluctant or otherwise-will be able to resist this clever mix of dinosaurs, pirates, and science fiction.” ―School Library Journal, starred review on CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE SPACE PIRATES
“A sure hit with dino/sf fans and an undoubted draw for reluctant readers.” ―Booklist on CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE SPACE PIRATES
“O'Malley and O'Brien have way too much fun here, and the Captain's legions of fans will, too.” ―Kirkus Reviews on CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE SPACE PIRATES--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The story is set on the planet Jurassica, which is in an uproar (ha ha) because an unidentified flying object has crashed into the mysterious moon of eon. Obviously, this is a job for (insert fanfare here) Captain Raptor, the "hero of a thousand space missions; champion of truth justice, and dinosaurs in space throughout the galaxy." So Captain Raptor takes off in the USD "Megatooth," his massive spaceship along with his crew: navigator Threetoe, professor Angleoptorous, and Master Sergeant Brichthorous.
The story is told in something of a serial format, so that you get to cliffhangers every couple of pages ("Could this be the end of Captain Raptor and his brave crew?") but you only have to turn the page and not wait for next week's chapter. Then there is another big crisis ("Could THIS be the end of Captain Raptor and his fearless crew?"). There are even some underwater adventures, which is interesting for a book about dinosaurs in space. Plus the answer to the mystery should appeal to young readers as well.
O'Brien's illustrations are down using watercolor and gouache on paper and apparently it was his idea of putting dinosaurs in spacesuits. However, it was O'Malley who came up with the interstellar hero Captain Raptor.Read more ›
Oh, my word. It is SO much fun.
He has asked for it as a bedtime story every night for the last two weeks. It's not the best for bedtime, though, because you'll find yourself using ACTION HERO VOICES and gesturing wildly.
When we had guests over for New Year's Eve, he grabbed it, and demanded that a friend's date read it to him. She did, and when she was done, she ran into the kitchen and said "That book is awesome!". This caused other adults to go and look at it, and everyone agreed that it was an absolute blast to read aloud.
We have to return it on Tuesday. I'm really hoping the school has the other book in the series. If not, my son may get them as an early birthday present (not that early...he turns 7 at the end of January).
I highly recommend this book for young readers. It is well done and very fun.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my friends kids and they especially loved the artwork, and story as well.Published 9 months ago by TKilleen
Love the book as does my 6 year old. Fantastic illustrations and a fun story.Published 11 months ago by Jose A. Alonso
Great action book. Fun read with some suspense. My five year old nephew loves these books.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was not very good and is over-priced for what it is.
I suspect most of these reviews are fake, especially ones that say hilarious things like "there are many... Read more
This did not have an immediate appeal for non-connoisseurs.Published 16 months ago by Mom with Ph.D.
Amazing illustrations. My nearly 4 yr old was captivated by the story, and the space and dinosaurs! Wish it was longer.Published 17 months ago by AHR
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son,and his EXACT words were "oh my god"!!! He loves this book. I couldn't have asked for a better reaction.Published 19 months ago by j
it was a great adventure and my girls loved it! I definitely would suggest it to anyone interested in dinosaurs and adventure!Published on July 18, 2014 by Jeremy T Duehring