Astronauts, Spies, and Hippopotami: A Stuart Gibbs Starter Collection: Space Case; Spy School; Belly Up (Paperback)
Join New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs on three adventures filled with humorous hijinks, madcap mysteries, and tons of fun with this starter collection that includes the first books of the FunJungle, Spy School, and Moon Base Alpha series.
Discover the wilder side of life in the FunJungle theme park, learn what it takes to become a spy at the Academy of Espionage, and find out how life on the moon isn’t quite what you’d expect—all in one collection!
This boxed set that includes paperback editions of Belly Up, Spy School, and Space Case is the perfect gift for fans of mystery, adventure, and over-the-top fun!
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, 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 BELLY UP
A BANK STREET MOCK NEWBERY PICK
A CYBIL AWARD FINALIST
"Great fun....In his authorial debut, screenwriter Gibbs combines details of the inner workings of zoos with some over-the-top action for an entertaining read."
— Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR SPY SCHOOL
"Twists and turns in the plot keep readers guessing until the very end. The story, over-the-top funny, combines Alex Rider’s espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl. Subtle digs at the stuffiness of a federal agency and the romance of spying abound."
— School Library Journal
" This romp is a great choice for reluctant readers of either gender."
PRAISE FOR SPACE CASE
"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 [STARRED REVIEW]
"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
A stunning story of a boy and his dog captured in shades of blue. From the bright joy of a new puppy in baby blue to the steady love of a four-legged family member in sky blue. The boy and the puppy get older together and the colors help gently bring the story to its ending that is full of new blues. For intuitive readers ages 5 to 7. - Jessica