- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 0750 (What's this?)
- Series: Moon Base Alpha
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 13, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442494875
- ISBN-13: 978-1442494879
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 162 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Stuart Gibbs is the author of the FunJungle series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Spy School and Moon Base Alpha series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.
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It's also nice to see a book where the protagonists aren't just white by default. Gibbs sets this book a few decades in the future and makes it clear that racial boundaries have blurred. Because of this, you don't just *assume* that everyone in the text is white--an important lesson for my white son and a fantastic point of representation for kids who may not see themselves present in far too many things.
The prose itself is appropriate for kids to read, but also fun if you're going to read to them. If, like me, you try to entertain your children with the range of ridiculous voices you can produce while reading to them, this is also a winner--the high-pitched German computer system and the smarmily-written "Guide to Living on the Moon" excerpts at the end of each chapter leave a lot of room for range.
We've been very happy with this novel and will definitely buy more from Gibbs.
This was the entry into a magical year of literature in our BSI classroom. Stuart Gibbs is an exceptional writer. He weaves action, suspense, friendship, and peer issues into a fantastic tale. You care about his characters and you really don't know who did it. My reluctant readers are enthusiastically devouring all things Stuart Gibbs. We have an entire section in our classroom library dedicated to him. While waiting for Waste of Space the kids are tearing into the Spy School series and figuring out who murdered hippos. We are literally counting down the days until Tuesday, April 24th. The parental support has been exceptional. Thanks to a parent's donations we have enough copies of Waste of Space on order to begin our next and final whole class novel. Stuart Gibbs is exactly what your reluctant reader needs to see the magic that exists within a novel. My advanced students also love Stuart Gibbs' novels. The kids visualized an important scene. Read the novel to find out what they illustrated! :)
- Kelly E
10 years as a reading teacher with a heavy focus on literature circles
8 years as a BSI reading teacher
2 years as a BSI/ Supplemental ELA teacher