Space Case (Moon Base Alpha, #1)

Space Case

Summary

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…

Review

Gibbs’ first book in his Moon Base Alpha series, Space Case, kept me turning the pages to find out “who done it.” The book has a nice mixture of humor and suspense as the protagonist, Dash, does his best to acclimate himself to life on the moon and trying to help solve a murder that few think was indeed an actual murder. Dash’s points of view are interesting, from learning how to use a toilet on the moon, to walking in low gravity, to getting used to living within a very, very small community. I look forward to reading the remaining books in this series.

As a part-time Librarian, I am glad to be able to recommend all of Mr. Gibbs’ books to young readers.

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