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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.

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Oh, man, Star Wars fans are going to be all over THE JUPITER PIRATES. (No surprise the author, Jason Fry, wrote Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide.) Three siblings are expert spaceship pilots, two of them solving mysteries in their spare time. Fry builds an intriguing world in his first in the series, gearing kids up for the many space battles to come. The climactic battle in HUNT FOR THE HYDRA is a well-crafted nail-biter. The middle lags a bit -- too many political characters for kids to keep track of -- and some of the transitions are a bit rough, but it'll entertain all the same. A bit more artwork would be very welcome. Readers get a layout of the deck and a very not-to-scale look at some planets and moons. How about a picture of crazy cyborg Grandpa, for starters?

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