Hunt for the Pyxis (The Galaxy Pirates, #1)

Hunt for the PyxisWritten by Zoë Ferraris

Looking for something with a little sci-fi, fantasy and adventure rolled into one? Then this is the book for you – it’s an exciting adventure on the high seas….in space! Emma and her best friend, Herbie, love sailing with Emma’s dad. He’s taught them all about handling a sailboat, which comes in handy when Emma’s parents are kidnapped and Emma and Herbie set sail to find them. When they go through a portal hole and discover they are sailing in space they realize there is so much Emma’s parents have not told her – like the fact that her parents are space pirates!

I was sucked right into this story from the first page. It’s so fun to go along for the ride with Emma as she keeps discovering more and more crazy things that are so different from the world she’s always known. This is the first in what is going to be a series of books, which I discovered at the end when the story didn’t tie up all the loose ends. I kept wondering why so much of the story was focused on finding Emma’s mom, but they didn’t seem too concerned about finding her dad. At the end I realized that will probably be the focus for book two. I was also disappointed because there were a few mild swear words which seemed unnecessary, especially since the target age is 8-12. Overall it was a really fun, imaginative story to get lost in.

Review by Jennifer Porter, Crestview Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7

Hunt for the Pyxis (The Galaxy Pirates, #1)
Written by Zoë Ferraris
Crown Books for Young Readers
320 pages
Release Date: August 4, 2015

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1 thought on “Hunt for the Pyxis (The Galaxy Pirates, #1)”

  1. Andrea Van Wagoner

    This seems fun and exciting. But I too would be disappointed in the swear words.
    I really wonder why the author of young peoples books think that they need to include them.

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