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The Galaxy Pirates: Hunt for the Pyxis
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure
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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Kingman, AZ, United States
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The Galaxy Pirates: Hunt for the Pyxis is a book about Emma Garton and her friend Herbie on a quest to save Emma's parents. Emma is sailing out to sea on the Markab with her Dad and Herbie when they get stuck. The Markab barely avoids getting destroyed by a container ship. Disappointed and sad they couldn't sail, they head back home. They order pizza, but when it shows up, Emma's parents get kidnapped!


Emma must question everything she knows about her parents. She and Herbie are suddenly thrust into an intergalactic war between good vs. evil, and the Pyxis is the only way the good guys can win. Emma and Herbie must enter the waterways of space, called Strands, keep the Pyxis safe, fend off the villains, and save Emma's parents! Where do they start? Can Emma keep the Pyxis safe? Can Emma and Herbie rescue Emma's parents? Find out in this awesome book 1!


The Galaxy Pirates: Hunt for the Pyxis was an amazing book filled with fantasy, adventure, and a captivating plot! The author, Zoe Ferraris, wrote a thrilling book with excellent character development. Emma was so well described that she could be a real person! One part of this book I especially liked was the descriptions. For example, the following description popped: “They heard a resounding crack! as the bow of the enormous container ship hit whatever had stopped the Markab. An enormous piece of timber rose up into the water like a whale, broken in half against the hull of the great ship. It looked like the sunken remains of a fishing pier. It was covered in long spikes and kelp, and it flopped back into the water.” Besides the plot and the characters, I felt that this book was a great read; it kept me on the edge of my seat! I would recommend this book to people that like fantasy, excitement, and a great book! I think this book would be for kids 9 and up!

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