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Captain Cal and the Garbage Planet
Captain Cal and the Garbage Planet
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Captain Cal and the Garbage Planet

by Jan Dallimore
Illustrated by Richard Morden

The dirty Grotts are trashing the entire galaxy. Garbage is everywhere! It's time for Captain Cal and his crew to clean up the smelly garbage and the Grotts wasteful attitude.

GenreFantasy & Science Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile Level580L
ATOS Level3.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #130632
Page Dimensions5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Page Count56
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $19.99 School/Library Price
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Practically Paradise Blog - Diane Chen

"Giving Capstone early chapter books Among the books I'm sorting for River Valley Elementary are these titles from Capstone Publishing. Norton Saves the Day (Pony Tales) by Bernadette Kelly. Illustrated by Liz Alger. Picture Window Books. ©2010 IS" - Practically Paradise Blog

December 17, 2009

Library Media Connection - Roxanne Mills, Educational Reviewer, Smithfield, Virginia

"These Captain Cal books will be desirable because they are science fiction beginning chapter books. Short chapters with lots of dialogue make this a winning read-aloud. Both books are illustrated with black and white graphic drawings of the characters a" - Library Media Connection

January 1, 2010

School Library Journal - Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT

"When the Bureau Against Interplanetary Trickery calls, Captain Cal and crew must take off in their spaceship, the Silver Pig. In Garbage Planet, they perform “Operation Vacuum” to eliminate heaps of garbage strewn about by irresponsible aliens called Grot" - School Library Journal

February 1, 2010


Booklist - Gillian Engberg

"One of the first titles in the Captain Cal chapter-book series, this light adventure sends junior space hero Cal and his team on a mission to save earth from a deluge of galactic garbage sent by the Grotts, “the messiest aliens in the galaxy.” Cal and his" - Booklist

February 1, 2010