HarperAlley Blake Laser
HarperAlley Blake Laser

Blake Laser

By Keith Marantz


Publication Date: December 3, 2024

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

In this middle grade graphic novel adventure story perfect for fans of Zita the Spacegirl, a family vacation through the cosmos turns into a fight for all mankind. Luckily Blake Laser, twelve-year-old inventor, is ready to save the day. 

Blake Laser. Daughter. Sister. Genius.Blake and her family are headed for a vacation out in deep space for some rest, relaxation, and a whole lot of family bonding time. It’s uncharted territory, and Blake is excited for the new adventure.But the trip is cut short when the Interplanetary Space Control Center flags them down to warn them of danger. Someone—or something—is draining heat from the sun, threatening to plummet Earth to unlivable temperatures in just under forty-eight hours. The McClain family are the only ones close enough to investigate. They must put their trip on hold to figure out what’s going on and, more importantly, stop it. If they don’t, the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance.Luckily, Blake Laser has a few clever gadgets and a few more bright ideas up her sleeve that just might save the day.

About the Author

Keith Marantz is a self-proclaimed sci-fi/comedy nerd. Seeing the movies Star Wars and Airplane! in theaters as a child was life-changing for him. And because of that, his writing often gravitates (get it?) toward a blend of those two genres. In addition to writing, Keith has a passion for music. He was a music producer and a member of the Recording Academy for over a decade, and he still performs as a DJ at retro events, playing disco and '80s music using only vinyl records. Keith lives in Orange County, California.Larissa Brown is a Disney fine artist whose works are displayed in the galleries of Disneyland Resorts. She is also a former animation artist for Nickelodeon's Rugrats and Rocket Power and has illustrated almost a dozen books for Nickelodeon's licensed properties, including Avatar: The Last Airbender. She has taught art and comics to folks at Cartoon Network, Google, and LinkedIn, as well as thousands of children, teens, and adults all over the world through her educational company, OC Art Studios. Her favorite color is yellow, and she loves doing yoga and eating brownies, but not at the same time. Larissa is the illustrator and cocreator of the Clyde the Hippo picture book series, published with Penguin Workshop.

Format: Paperback

Length: 240 pages

Publisher: HarperAlley

Publication Date: December 3, 2024

ISBN: 9780063009660

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