AstroNuts Series

This three-part graphic novel series follows the AstroNuts on their various missions to save the inhabitants of Earth in a sustainability-centered storyline.

AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

Humans have gone too far, wrecking planet Earth. We might need to find a new planet. But who could possibly help us do that? The AstroNuts! Lucky for us, back in the 1980s, NNASA (NotNASA) created four secret super-powered Animal Astronauts——AlphaWolf, SmartHawk, LaserShark, and StinkBug. They were built to be automatically launched into space to check out possible Goldilocks planets if things on Earth ever got too bad. Unlucky for us, things just got too bad. The AstroNuts first destination, the Plant Planet, looks just right. It has oxygen, shelter, water, and no obvious intelligent life. But what if plant life has a mind of its own? And what if that mind has one very scary plan for our AstroNuts? (Source)

AstroNuts Mission Two: The Water Planet

The AstroNuts are back! After an eventful trip to the Plant Planet in book one (see below), the four wacky super-powered Animal Astronauts——AlphaWolf, SmartHawk, LaserShark, and StinkBug——are diving into the Water Planet. In their next attempt to find a planet that supports human life, the AstroNuts meet power-hungry clams, a rebellious underwater force, and much more. Can this water world be humans’ new home? The AstroNuts are determined to find out. (Source)

AstroNuts Mission Three: The Perfect Planet

In this final book in the series, the crew (AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug) must find a planet fit for human life before it’s too late. So when they land on a place called “the perfect planet” their mission sounds way too easy. However, they quickly discover they’re dealing with the most dangerous specifies of all time . . . humans!? The AstroNuts have to work fast to convince the humans to risk death for the sake of their own lives! (Source)

Authors: Jon Scieszka & Steven Weinberg

Author Jon Scieszka wrote AstroNuts. He has written a lot of other books too. He was named the first National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and the Catskills, New York. (Source)

Artist Steven Weinberg, along with scores of engravers from the 17th century, illustrated AstroNuts. He’s also written and illustrated a bunch of books for kids. He lives in the Catskills, NY. (Source)

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