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Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery

Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery [Kindle Edition]

Kevin O'Malley , Patrick O'Brien
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The planet Jurassica is in an uproar. An unidentified flying object has crashed into the mysterious moon of Eon. This looks like a job for ... CAPTAIN RAPTOR! ... hero of a thousand space missions; champion of truth, justice, and dinosaurs in space throughout the galaxy! If anyone can solve the terrible moon mystery, it's Captain Raptor and his fearless crew!

About the Author

KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning "Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude "and the national bestseller "Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share." He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.www.booksbyomalley.comPATRICK O'BRIEN is the author and illustrator of nine books for children. He dreamed up the concept of dinosaurs in spacesuits many years ago, but it was the irrepressibly zany mind of Kevin O'Malley who finally created the interstellar hero Captain Raptor. Patrick lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and son.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 22608 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens (7 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C999EZW
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #647,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars we love captain raptor 21 April 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Anyone looking for a great character to make into a cartoon?
We have both the Captain Raptor books and although the stories aren't very long they are just right for a bed time read. All O'Brien's books are great fun but don't see them in UK which is a shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dinos in space, cool 9 Mar 2005
By Piratecat - Published on
My seven year old son thinks this is the best book he has ever read. Combining dinosaurs with space travel is such a great idea. The artwork from O'Brien is as good as it gets. His other nonfiction illustrated books for kids are also fantastic. We really enjoyed the story in Captain Raptor, we look forward to the next installment in his adventures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kids like dinosaurs and kids like spaceships and this book has both 17 Aug 2005
By Amazon Customer - Published on
I always thought that it was kind of neat that kids grow up liking dinosaurs and spaceships, "Jurassic Park" and "Star Wars" as it were, because it has them looking both towards the past (history is a good thing) and the future (the best is yet to come). In "Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery" author Kevin O'Malley and illustrator Patrick O'Brien combine both of those interests, so this book is going to have a basic appeal for a lot of young readers.

The story is set on the planet Jurassica, which is in an uproar (ha ha) because an unidentified flying object has crashed into the mysterious moon of eon. Obviously, this is a job for (insert fanfare here) Captain Raptor, the "hero of a thousand space missions; champion of truth justice, and dinosaurs in space throughout the galaxy." So Captain Raptor takes off in the USD "Megatooth," his massive spaceship along with his crew: navigator Threetoe, professor Angleoptorous, and Master Sergeant Brichthorous.

The story is told in something of a serial format, so that you get to cliffhangers every couple of pages ("Could this be the end of Captain Raptor and his brave crew?") but you only have to turn the page and not wait for next week's chapter. Then there is another big crisis ("Could THIS be the end of Captain Raptor and his fearless crew?"). There are even some underwater adventures, which is interesting for a book about dinosaurs in space. Plus the answer to the mystery should appeal to young readers as well.

O'Brien's illustrations are down using watercolor and gouache on paper and apparently it was his idea of putting dinosaurs in spacesuits. However, it was O'Malley who came up with the interstellar hero Captain Raptor. The story is fun enough for your readers, but it really is hard to go wrong with the idea of dinosaurs in space because it is like throwing peanut butter and chocolate together: it is just a great idea. Hopefully there will be future adventures that will flesh out some of the supporting cast because there is more fun to be had here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough! 12 Oct 2006
By Mojo Mama - Published on
My five year old son LOVES this book. He's a HUGE Star Wars fan and adding dinosaurs into the space mix is a no fail combination for him. It's such an intelligent and original children's book--I just can't say enough about it. The book is written a bit like a comic book but much more readable for a younger crowd. It's such a fun read--I definitely don't have that "Oh boy, not THAT book again" feeling when he reaches for it for the 800th time. I hope this turns into a series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This needs to be a series. I would watch it every day. 4 Jan 2013
By K. Tapley - Published on
My 6yo son checked this book out from the school library. When he took it out of his backpack and I saw the title, I said "Wow. That looks fun."

Oh, my word. It is SO much fun.

He has asked for it as a bedtime story every night for the last two weeks. It's not the best for bedtime, though, because you'll find yourself using ACTION HERO VOICES and gesturing wildly.

When we had guests over for New Year's Eve, he grabbed it, and demanded that a friend's date read it to him. She did, and when she was done, she ran into the kitchen and said "That book is awesome!". This caused other adults to go and look at it, and everyone agreed that it was an absolute blast to read aloud.

We have to return it on Tuesday. I'm really hoping the school has the other book in the series. If not, my son may get them as an early birthday present (not that early...he turns 7 at the end of January).
5.0 out of 5 stars We Love Captain Raptor 1 Aug 2009
By librarylady - Published on
I picked up Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery at our local library thinking it might interest our six-year-old son. That was two days ago, and we have now read this book at least ten times, either us reading it to him, or him reading it to himself. He can't get enough of it! And we really don't mind reading it. It is brilliantly written and illustrated in graphic novel/picture book form, able to entertain all of us enough for the frequent readings. Written in the style of the old-time, suspenseful action comics ("Could this be the end of Caption Raptor?") complete with "Zap" and "Ka-boom", this book is wildly entertaining and fun for read-aloud time. Captain Raptor, a space dinosaur, is a strong hero figure that the reader loves to root for. Told from the point-of-view of the dinosaurs, who later meet strange aliens (humans), this book is great for teaching perspective, as well as teaching good values - helping one another. I am grateful to O'Malley and O'Brien for creating the dinosaur-science fiction-hero-adventurer-good guy, a brilliant combination that is an obvious hit with many kids. I see there's another Captain Raptor book out there; I plan on buying both and hope this will evolve into a lengthy series so we can enjoy many more Captain Raptor stories. Cleverly written and beautifully illustrated in watercoler and gouache, this book should be a part of every adventure-loving child's library.
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