Indies Introduce

Middle Grade

  • Children of Stardust, Edudzi Adodo
    Norton Young Readers, 9781324030775, October 4, 2022 (Middle Grade)

    “A middle grade ZOOM of space adventure, with a funny Guardians of the Galaxy vibe. Zero’s action- packed quest to join the legendary Saba guild kept me reading at warp speed, and the unpredictable twists and turns of the story rocket the reader to the final chapter. Utterly original and fun!”

    - Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books & Toys, Zionsville, IN

    “A fun thrill-ride from the start. Edudzi Adodo gloriously paints a space-scape so full of adventure and humor, you’ll not want to put it down. Our hero Zero has longed to become a space-exploring Saba. When a craft crashes onto his planet, the mysterious and strange pilot may just provide his very wish! Full of wild, witty, and whimsical characters, this debut is a great book to put in the hands of any young, imaginative readers you know and tell them to strap in for a fun and bumpy ride.”

    Ernio Hernandez, River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury, CT

    “Are you ready for a hilarious, action-packed space adventure? Follow our hero, Zero, from his city of children to even crazier worlds in search of an intergalactic treasure. Filled with stories based on mythology and exciting space technology (or maybe magic?), you’ll be sure to read this as fast as a whizzer!”

    - Revati Kilaparti, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO


    “This action packed debut had me on the edge of my seat! A middle grade space opera infused with African culture and mythologies. We follow Zero on his quest to become a legendary Saba, a member of a group of intergalactic travelers who find lost treasures and hunt down criminals. There were twists and turns on every page; I cannot recommend this highly enough!”

    Joseline Diaz, Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA

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