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Akiko in the Sprubly Islands [Kindle Edition]

Mark Crilley
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Book Description

In this companion novel to Akiko on the Planet Smoo, fourth-grade earthling Akiko and her odd team are on a journey to save the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit from the evil Alia Rellapor. Unfortunately, on their way to Alia Rellapor's castle, the group has gotten lost while sailing over the Moonguzzit Sea in their flying boat. With no maps available, the team's best hope is to find Queen Pwip of the Sprubly Islands, a clairvoyant, who will be able to point them in the right direction. But the Sprubly Islands aren't like Akiko's hometown, and when Spuckler and Mr. Beeba disappear one night, Akiko is left to decide how she is to survive in this strange new world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1802 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0440416515
  • Publisher: Yearling; Reissue edition (13 Nov. 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0030CMLHU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #875,272 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 23 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazing book, loved it. As good as last one. Read the last one to understand this one, no battery. Bye bye!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Part 2 (of 4) of the Akiko adventures 1 Oct. 2000
By M. Hirtzel - Published on
This book continues where the first in this series of 4 left off: Earth-born fourth-grader Akiko and her interstellar adventurer friends are on an exciting mission to rescue a young prince who has been kidnaped by the story's as-yet-unseen villain, Alia Rellapoor. Akiko's journey takes her to the Sprubly Islands (hence the title), where she must confront the Sprubly monarch, Queen Pwip, for help in their quest. But danger and surprises lurk in the Sprubly Islands, and Akiko finds herself in an amazing adventure before she realizes it.
Mark Crilley, the author and illustrator of the Akiko novels (and comic from which the novels derive), is in better shape with this second book of the series, mostly because the necessary exposition has already been dealt with in book one. The plot flows quickly, and there is plenty of excitement to keep the story moving, without being too frightening for young children. Being part of a series may make the story hard to follow for those who don't know the story, but there is enough adventure and great storytelling moments to amuse even newcomers.
This book can be enjoyed as a group read with children (there are enough pictures and descriptions to captivate a young audience), or for solo readers who can handle a third- or fourth-grade reading level.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Quest Continues..... 9 April 2002
By Daniel V. Reilly - Published on
Akiko, Mr. Beeba, Poog, Spuckler, and Gax return for another chapter in their quest to rescue the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit from the clutches of Alia Rellapor.
With characters and situations based on his long-running Comic Book Akiko, Writer/Illustrator Mark Crilley does a good job of presenting the reader with the information they may have missed by not reading the first book, but also manages to keep the plot moving forward. He also seems to be getting his children's-book writing chops built up, as I thought this book had a much better style than the first one. The art is great too; simple, yet detailed. The characters are fun, and the story is pretty gentle, so younger readers shouldn't find anything too scary.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a good read for a nine year old, fast-paced and entertaining 29 Sept. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
This second in the Akiko series is a pleasure in that it features a strong female figure as protagonist, a rarity in fiction for this age group. Yet just as the Harry Potter series appeals to girls despite the fact that its main character is a boy, my son enjoyed this book, and the previous one, even though Akiko is a fourth grade girl. The story is not particularly original, with parts reminding me of Star Wars, Gulliver's Travels, and The Wizard of Oz, but it kept my son's attention and made him want to read on.
4.0 out of 5 stars Awsome 2 Jan. 2014
By pie - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
awesome book
I want to read the next one)
great series but this is not the best in the series
great wall of trudd is a bit better
this just is an explained
really awesome series I've read every book
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 11 Nov. 2007
By Robert Cannon - Published on
It's off with Akiko to the lovely Sprubly Islands. This is a definite great book of the Akiko series. I rate this 4 star because the things they have to go through. It's good and I suggest you read it!
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