Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780698114043

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Brief Description:
Commander Toad and his spaceship Star Warts answer a mysterious call for help from a flooded asteroid.


Biographical Note:
Jane Yolen is an author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children's literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.

Jane Yolen's books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others.


Jacket Description/Back:
When Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts learn that a disaster has struck an asteroid, they race across the galaxy to the rescue. But it's hard to figure out just what is wrong, especially when there is a language barrier between the Star Warts crew and the pigeon inhabitants of the disasteroid. A hero is needed, but is even the intrepid Commander Toad brave enough to save the situation?


Marc Notes:
A PaperStar book--P. [4] of cover.; Originally published in 1985 by Coward-McCann--T.p. verso.; Commander Toad and his spaceship Star Warts answer a mysterious call for help from a flooded asteroid.; 1; 007-010.


Review Quotes:
"Yolen treats beginning readers to another episode in the adventuresome life of the lovable Commander Toad. . . . Independent readers will enjoy the latest adventure." -- School Library Journal


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

When Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts learn that a disaster has struck and asteroid, they race across the galaxy to the rescue. But it's hard to figure out just what is wrong, especially when there is a language barrier between the Star Warts crew and the pigeon inhabitants of the dis-asteroid. A hero is needed, but is even intrepid Commander Toad brave enough to save the day?

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


Review Citations:
  • School Library Journal 10/01/1985 (EAN 9780698206205, Hardcover)