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Space Detectives: Extra Weird Creatures

Written by Mark Powers

Illustrated by Dapo Adeola

Part of the Space Detectives Series

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories Crime / Mystery Funny

LoveReading View on Space Detectives: Extra Weird Creatures

Extra funny, extra exciting space set adventures

When the good people (and animals) of the Starville space station start sprouting extra heads, arms and legs, it’s clearly a case for junior detectives Connor and Ethan. At first the clues point to Pokeweed’s Perfect Pastries and their delicious snorgleberry tarts, but could the ruthless CEO of FluffyCorp be involved too? With the help of Ethan’s four extra noses, the boys quickly sniff out the villains cooking up trouble. As with the previous book in the series it’s deliciously funny, a perfect mix of madcap humour and crime busting, with the added advantage of being set in space (cue lots of rides on hover scooters for a start). The illustrations by Dapo Adeola are out of this world and add more thrills to the adventure.

Andrea Reece

Space Detectives: Extra Weird Creatures Synopsis

Grown an extra head and don't know why? You need the Space Detectives! Connor and Ethan are bamboozled when Starville, the space station where they live, is overrun with cosmic chaos! Boys have two heads, dogs have three tails and even aliens who normally have six arms are growing extra ones! What is going on? Can Connor and Ethan get to the bottom of this intergalactic mystery?

Featuring: a piano-playing pig, zooming hover-scooters and astronomically scrumptious Snorgleberry tarts

Space Detectives: Extra Weird Creatures Press Reviews

Praise for Space Detectives;

Immensely, cheerily silly - Guardian 

A thunderously good read, so funny and action packed. Children are going to love it!' Serena Patel, author of Anisha Accidental Detective 

Praise for Spy Toys;

Action and humour aplenty - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526603203
Publication date: 5th August 2021
Author: Mark Powers
Illustrator: Dapo Adeola
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery, Funny

About Mark Powers

Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school and is slightly shocked to find that people now pay him to do it. As a child he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top secret missions when he was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story. He grew up in north Wales and now lives in Manchester. His favourite animals are the binturong, the aye-aye and the dodo.

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