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Format:
Title:
Sardine in outer space
Uniform Title:
Sardine d l'espace. English
ISBN:
9781596431263

9781596431270

9781596431287

9781596431294

9781596433809

9781596434240

9780312380564
Edition:
1st American ed.
Publication Information:
New York : First Second/Roaring Brook Press : [Distributed by] Holtzbrinck Publishing, 2006-
Physical Description:
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in France in 2000 under the title 'Sardine de l'espace' by Bayard Éditions Jeunesse, Paris"--Colophone.
Summary:
Sardine is the sprightly, swashbuckling niece of Captain Yellow Shoulder, a galactic pirate of the spaceship Huckleberry, who saves children from orphanages run by a costume-wearing villain (Supermuscleman).
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Summary

Summary

In the goofy space adventures of a little girl called Sardine, encounters aren't always friendly: weird creatures, cosmic squids, masters of the universe, talking clouds, and evil beings abound. In this volume of twelve stories, Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, is on a mission to make all the galaxy's kids behave. Sardine must enlist the help of her cousin Lou and her pirate uncle, the gruff Captain Yellow Shoulder, to outwit him and his evil plans.

The first book in an exciting new series by two of France's most talented comics authors, Sardine is a feast for the imagination of young readers. Emmanuel Guibert, an outstanding artist and graphic storyteller, takes a turn on the script, while Joann Sfar illuminates the writing with rambunctious, high-energy artwork.


Author Notes

Writer Emmanuel Guibert is also an outstanding artist and graphic storyteller. The author of Alan's War (forthcoming from First Second), he is a virtuoso talent both as a writer and an artist.

Artist Joann Sfar is the author of Vampire Loves, as well as The Professor's Daughter (also forthcoming from First Second), another collaboration with Emmanuel Guibert.


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Intrepid Sardine and her wacky group of space-faring pirate friends are at it again! Not one to let odd situations slow her down, Sardine leads the gang as they confront Supermuscleman in an astoundingly creative assortment of adventures. From a planet made of fast food to a retirement home in space to a rock concert that shakes the universe, the situations the characters find themselves in are unrelentingly silly and will leave readers giggling. The bright, colorful illustrations are filled with manic action and fascinating details that will draw children in and have them coming back for more.-Dawn Rutherford, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

"The pirate humor and gothic panels provide surprises in every space vignette," wrote PW of the launch title, which is now in its third installment, Sardine in Outer Space 3 by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Joann Sfar, trans. from the French by Elisabeth Brizzi and Alexis Siegel. Here Supermuscleman and Doc Krok plan to ruin the galaxy--and Sardine and Little Louie in the bargain, via the Space Boxing Championship. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Kirkus Review

Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! You could at least draw me some pants!") to rescuing acres of stolen French fries and herds of wild "Burgeegies" in the mouthwatering kingdom of Yummy. Presented in colorful, crowded cartoon panels and well-endowed with both self-referential comments ("Comics are cool but we only get 10 pages per story . . . A movie's longer, so we'd have more time to kick Supermuscleman's butt") and characters with names like Emailia and Fetcher Bone, this expert mix of action, gross humor and clever side remarks will, despite the lack of a cohesive plot line, draw carloads of Captain Underpants graduates. (Graphic fantasy. 8-11) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Sardine and the crew of the Huckleberry are back for more exciting adventures. Flesh-eating tattoos, a kidnapped princess the life of a space pirate is never quiet, especially when Supermuscleman and Doc Krok get up to mischief. With the usual sly humor and gleefully childlike sense of the absurd, Guibert and Sfar offer bizarre, memorable characters and a delightfully surreal story. A few small details may make grown-ups raise an eyebrow (Supermuscleman gets a tattoo on his bottom), but kids will love the art, the bright colors, and the nonsense.--Coleman, Tina Copyright 2007 Booklist