Cakes in Space

Cakes in Space

Book - 2014
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Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods aboard their spaceship, but Astra is wide awake. With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoonage (they just love collecting spoons). But even the Poglites need Astra's help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen. Sure, they're cakes; but no one would describe them as sweet.
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780192734563
Characteristics: 211 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: McIntyre, Sarah - Illustrator

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AL_BRIDGET Oct 27, 2016

Great art and an inquisitive and fun main character make this space adventure something extra special!

JCLChrisK Aug 23, 2016

A traditional science fiction structure filled with absurd content that makes for hilarious fun. The book is both straight man and comic in a way that works marvelously. Astra and her family join an expedition to a new planet in a distant galaxy that will include 199 years suspended in special sleeping pods. Except she wakes halfway through the journey to malfunctioning AI on her ship, intelligent, aggressively omnivorous cakes, aggressive alien scavengers, and a Nameless Horror from deepest, darkest space. It's up to her to save the ship and all of her trapped traveling companions. It's nicely illustrated, to boot.

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fsloane
Aug 27, 2015

so good but older fiction still good though

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Sep 27, 2016

Astra’s family is moving to another planet. They will arrive by spaceship but it takes a really long time so her family will be placed into special sleeping pods for the trip. Before Astra goes to sleep, she asks for the ultimate cake from the food machine. The food machine creates scary cakes that mess up the rocket ship and cause it to go off course. It is up to Astra to save the rocket ship or her family will never reach their new home.

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