Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice

Target Practice

Art and story

Mike Maihack (Author)
GRAPHIX (4-29-14)
Ages 8 and up
176 pages (full color)

ISBN-10: 0545528429
ISBN-13: 978-0545528429

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A funny, action-packed graphic novel featuring a young Cleopatra — yes, THAT Cleopatra — who’s transported to the future and learns it’s up to her to save the galaxy!

When a young Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. She enrolls in Yasiro Academy, a high-tech school with classes like algebra, biology, and alien languages (which Cleo could do without), and combat training (which is more Cleo’s style). With help from her teacher Khensu, Cleo learns what it takes to be a great leader, all while trying to figure out how she’s going to get her homework done, make friends, and avoid detention!

Praise for Cleopatra in Space

“Cleo is a fun, fearless heroine — I’d love to explore the galaxy with her!” –Raina Telgemeier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SMILE and DRAMA

“[T]he real star of the graphic novel is Maihack’s art. The cinematic paneling during action sequences skillfully conveys Cleo’s vivacity and flair. Moreover, Cleo’s novel surroundings—which include talking cats, ray guns and even a flying sphinx—feel fresh and immediate to readers thanks to Maihack’s character designs and backgrounds, which manage to be winsome without being cloying.” —Kirkus Reviews

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