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Sardine in Outer Space series

Author/Illustrator: Emmanuel Guibert/ Joann Sfar

Publisher: First Second Books

Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Humor

Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters, Female Lead Characters

Synopsis: In these goofy science fiction adventures, a little girl named Sardine must outwit Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, who is on a mission to make all the galaxy’s kids behave. An exciting series by two of France’s most talented comics authors, Sardine is a feast for the imagination of young readers. Emmanuel Guibert, an outstanding artist and graphic storyteller, takes a turn on the script, while Joann Sfar illuminates the writing with rambunctious, high-energy artwork.

There are six numbered volumes in this series.

Kirkus review

Graphic Classroom review

Publisher’s Weekly review

Publisher’s series page

Publisher’s art lesson plan

Publisher’s activity packet (PDF)

Awards: Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year