Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

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Children , Graphic Novel

Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

Title: Space Battle Lunchtime
By: Natalie Riess
Published: 2016
Call #: JGraphic Riess.N

“Do you have what it takes to be the Greatest Chef in the Galaxy?” Step aside “Great British Bake Off” and “Top Chef,” there’s a new show in town and it airs in Space. Okay, so it doesn’t actually exist beyond the pages of author and illustrator Natalie Riess’ new book, Space Battle Lunchtime, Volume one: Lights, Camera, Snacktion, but it’s still just as much a treat! And Riess’ vibrant illustrations only enhance the fun, dramatic and exciting “episodes.” The story revolves around plucky, Earthling baker Peony, who is quickly scouted and beamed up by assistant Zonda (a frog looking alien) who needs a replacement for the show, pronto. Though you’ll root for Peony as she works to adapt her cooking and baking skills with unknown ingredients, the question of where the contestant she replaced went will become increasingly concerning. Will Peony’s fate have her winning the competition over the other five contestants or fighting to stay alive? Be prepared for a cliffhanger, this is book one for the new series. Good for grades 3 and up.


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