Project X: Alien Adventures: Orange: Blast Off! by Tony Bradman

Project X: Alien Adventures: Orange: Blast Off!

Written by Tony Bradman
Illustrated by Jonatronix
Part of the Project X Series


Project X: Alien Adventures: Orange: Blast Off! by Tony Bradman

The micro-friends, and Nok, are on a school trip to the woods. They shrink for some micro-fun, and find a strange-looking object hidden in some leaves. Find out what they discover in An Amazing Find. The friends find themselves on board Nok's lost spaceship, the Excelsa. Tiger presses a button and the ship takes off! Find out where it's taking them in Blast Off! In Don't Press the Buttons!, Nok shows the friends the ship's fabricator. It makes them some cool, new spacesuits, but what else it can do The ship is flying through space when they see a huge rock. As they get closer, it starts to move! Find out what they have awoken in Worm Song. In Spacewalkc the ship has flown close to a wormhole and has been damaged. Can Max and Tiger repair the ship before it's swallowed by the wormhole? The Excelsa is swallowed by a junk cruncher. Can they find a way to escape before they are squashed flat by the metal pounders? Find out in The Junk Cruncher. Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, phonic practice words, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.


It's really, really, really awesome * Joey 5 * If you like alien books, you'll like this * Callum 6 * It's good really good * Hannah 6 * All my friends like Dr Who so I know they will like this * Billy 6 *

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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24 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th September 2013



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