Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Crunch Time! by Elen Caldecott


Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Crunch Time! by Elen Caldecott

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new alien micro-friend, Nok. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The crew of the Excelsa are on the trail of the king and queen of Exis, but the trail leads them to a junk cruncher a giant recycling machine that chews up metal space waste. When Max, Cat and Nok teleport on to the junk cruncher, instead of finding the king and queen, they come up against a robotic Krool ...will they get away? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.


All my friends like Dr Who so I know they will like this. Billy, age 6 It's got scary bits, exciting bits and you don't know what's going to happen in the end so you just have to read it. Daisy, age 7 It's exciting and dramatic. Ella, age 8 It's exciting to read about different planets. Lauren, age 7 It's really fun and you don't know what's going to happen next. Richard, age 8 It's definitely worth reading. It's really different. Thomas, age 8

About the Author

Elen Caldecott

Elen Caldecott recently graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. At the end of the course she was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People.

How Ali Ferguson Saved Houdini, published by Bloomsbury in July 2010, is a funny and moving story about three children making friends and working out their problems, while solving a mysterious case of missing mammals.

Diamonds and Daggers is Elen's sixth book. It launches her first ever series, The Marsh Road Mysteries.

Elen lives in Bristol with her husband, Simon, and their dog.

Photo © Kirsty Whiten 2008

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32 pages


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Publication date

9th January 2014



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