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Nova's Ark

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Nova, a robot boy from the planet Roton, accidentally rockets himself into space during a class field trip and eventually stumbles across the energy source his planet needs for survival.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Scholastic Press
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Feb 02, 2015 HeavyReader rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids (and adults) who like robots
This kid's book has phenomenal illustrations. The colors are vibrant and I half expected characters and objects to pop off the page.

The story was ok. At times the narration seemed really choppy, as if some parts were missing. When I read the description on the back cover and discovered that this reissue features "an abridged version of the original story," that choppiness made sense. Your four-year-old might not be able to tell that this is an abridged version, but I knew something was up.

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Rosa Cline
I started reading this to my 2 year old granddaughter and she lost intrest in it pretty quickly... the story didn't keep my attention either. HOWEVER, it's not a bad story. If I liked robots and technology etc then it would have caught and kept my attention. So any child that likes this type of thing would enjoy this book.
Apr 07, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
This was a very neat book, but I feel like younger children would not find it interesting. This would be better for older students, such as 3rd grade or higher. The images are great, and the color works well too. Kirk did a great job composing this book, and is very creative.
Jan 14, 2009 Hajnal rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
Very imaginative!
Jun 26, 2012 Cheryl rated it liked it
Amazing 3-D images!! A creative and colorful story.
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If "Exploration is in your wiring", you will enjoy this beautifully illustrated story.
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David Kirk is the creator of children's books that follow the character Miss Spider. Before writing books, he made colorful toys that were sold in hand-painted boxes. He was urged to write children's books when his toys caught the interest of a book packager. It wasn't difficult to figure out what he would use as characters in his stories: his daughter, Violet, had a liking for bugs.
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