Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) (Paperback)

Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) Cover Image
$8.99
On Our Shelves Now
5 on hand, as of Nov 24 12:15am
(MYSTERY AGES 8-11)

Description


It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called “a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller.”

Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.

And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games.

Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep...

About the Author


Stuart Gibbs is the author of the Charlie Thorne series and the New York Times bestselling FunJungle, 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, and 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.

Praise For…


*STARRED REVIEW* The whodunit is smartly paced and intricately plotted. Best of all, the reveal is actually worth all the buildup. Thrillers too often fly off the rails in their final moments, but the author's steady hand keeps everything here on track. Fully absorbing."
— Kirkus Reviews

"Suspenseful."
— Booklist

"This zany sci-fi/adventure/murder mystery won't sit around gathering moondust, especially with such an eye-catching cover!; highly recommended for your middle-grade mystery collection."
— Jill Barton, MLIS, Collection Development

"Recommended as a breezy read, especially for the budding space scientist."
— School Library Journal


Product Details
ISBN: 9781442494879
ISBN-10: 1442494875
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Moon Base Alpha

New Must Read Books!

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Cover Image
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Cover Image
A Promised Land Cover Image
Guinness World Records 2021 Cover Image
The Silver Arrow Cover Image
Unlocked Book 8.5 (Keeper of the Lost Cities) Cover Image
Echo Mountain Cover Image
The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) Cover Image
Class Act Cover Image
Spy School Revolution Cover Image
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
Becoming Muhammad Ali Cover Image
The Black Kids Cover Image
The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image