Space Case

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About The Book

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

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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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (September 16, 2014)
  • Runtime: 6 hours and 28 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781442376397
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Maine Student Book Award Master List
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award Nominee (CT)
  • Rebecca Caudill Award Master List (IL)
  • Great Lakes Great Books Master List (MI)
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN)
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award (Finalist)
  • Mark Twain Award Master List (MO)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List
  • Sasquatch Reading Award Nominee (WA)
  • California Book Award Finalist
  • MSTA Reading Circle List
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List
  • Virginia Readers’ Choice Award
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee (MD)

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