Astra's ship is in trouble. There's something very sinister lurking in the canteen. A cakey monstrosity on the war path. And then there's the Poglites - a space salvage crew who have invaded the ship in their quest for spoonage! Astra and her robot friend Pilbeam are the only things standing in the way of the ship's destruction!
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Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE. With her friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoons.
But even the Poglites need Astra's help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen... Sure, they're cakes; but no one would describe them as sweet!
Another splendiferous adventure from dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
'A gloriously wacky space adventure packed with illustrations and quirky humour.'
'The Bookseller's Children's Buyer's Guide', The Bookseller||'This is a really fun story by Philip Reeve with the fabulous illustrations by Sarah McIntyre - what a dazzling duo they are . . . I loved this book.'
Jessica Harding, The Onion Magazine||'Fast paced, funny and full of loveable characters and ingenious illustrations, Reeve and McIntyre have served up a sticky-sweet triumph.'
Kate Whiting, Western Gazette||'Children will love the chaotic fun and cartoonish illustrations in this fast paced fantasy.'
Sally Morris, Daily Mail||'Another amazing adventure packed with eccentric characters and zany humour'
Lancashire Evening Post||'Superbly funny'
Nic Bottomley at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights||'Definitely the best for absurdist humour, postmodern pranks and silliness'
The Bookbag||'Filled with brilliant illustrations and splendiferous spacey adventure, Cakes in Space is great for kids with their heads in the clouds.'
Birmingham Mail||A fun twist on a science fiction story
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