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Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole

Author Jane Yolen
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$5.99 US
5.81"W x 8.56"H x 0.2"D   (14.8 x 21.7 x 0.5 cm) | 5 oz (136 g) | 100 per carton
On sale Jul 16, 1996 | 64 Pages | 978-0-698-11403-6
Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Lexile 580L | Fountas & Pinnell K
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"A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —Booklist

Commander Toad and his crew on the Star Warts come across a black hole while leapfrogging across the galaxy. Something long, pink, and sticky grabs their spaceship and it isn't space gum--it's the tongue of an E. T. T - an Extra Terrestrial Toad! When all else fails, Commander Toad has to resort to a secret weapon from his past to save the ship from toad-al destruction.

Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!
"Yolen pokes fun at the patterned Sleeping-princess story in a tale that's written with brisk simplicity and humor. . . It is amusing, it has plenty of action, and it's easy to read." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] light, bright twist on the romantic tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"A clever turn on a traditional tale." --School Library Journal
Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. All of Yolen's stories and poems are rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1983 for its intricate paper-cut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen's relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr's exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband's interest in birding. View titles by Jane Yolen
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About

"A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —Booklist

Commander Toad and his crew on the Star Warts come across a black hole while leapfrogging across the galaxy. Something long, pink, and sticky grabs their spaceship and it isn't space gum--it's the tongue of an E. T. T - an Extra Terrestrial Toad! When all else fails, Commander Toad has to resort to a secret weapon from his past to save the ship from toad-al destruction.

Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!

Praise

"Yolen pokes fun at the patterned Sleeping-princess story in a tale that's written with brisk simplicity and humor. . . It is amusing, it has plenty of action, and it's easy to read." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] light, bright twist on the romantic tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"A clever turn on a traditional tale." --School Library Journal

Author

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. All of Yolen's stories and poems are rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1983 for its intricate paper-cut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen's relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr's exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband's interest in birding. View titles by Jane Yolen

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