- Reading level: 7 - 9 years
- Library Binding: 156 pages
- Publisher: Turtleback Books; Reprint edition (1 June 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0606229426
- ISBN-13: 978-0606229425
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.7 x 19.2 cm
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,28,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways Library Binding – 1 June 2011
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About the Author
Ruskin Bond's first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children's books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.
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I've collected quite a few of these, so far, including Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways. I was very attracted to this book, because of the cover, showing the characters in zero gravity. Really cool, to be sure. Often, I read the books I collect for the kids, cover to cover, and this is one that I have read.
I know this sounds idiotic, because I am well into adulthood, but I had a little bit of trouble following the sequencing of this book. It seemed to me that somewhere into it, there was a little repetition, but that doesn't matter a whole lot.
Overall, I rate this book extrememly high, for several reasons.
1)One of these reasons is simply that any kid would love it, absolutely love it, because it's cool beyond imagination--a kid would want to read, and keep reading. It makes a person feel good, plain and simple.
2)Another thing is, there are facts in this book, like the one about using hydrogen as an energy source, that are very educational. There is also information about going up in a jet, to reproduce a lack of gravity--just as NASA does, in reality. Other facts, too. Good for stretching young minds.
3)But, the greatest reason I recommend this book for kids, and enjoyed it myself, is that the colorful illustrations of space are more than awesome. The illustrations are realistic, and nearly inspirational, and the book as a whole is really good, too.