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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra

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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra

New York Times bestselling author Jason Fry writes a sci-fi middle grade series called The Jupiter Pirates; with the first installment titled HUNT FOR THE HYDRA. Jason Fry is the author and co-author of many books that are set in the Star Wars galaxy. THE JUPITER PIRATES: HUNT FOR THE HYDRA is a treat for any kid who is interested in space travel and intergalactic battles.

...a treat for any kid who is interested in space travel and intergalactic battles.

Tycho, Yana, and Carlo are the children of Diocletia and Mavry, the captains of the Shadow Comet spaceship that travels within Jupiter’s orbit. All three kids are striving to become the next pilot of their ship and have to perform multiple tests and simulations to improve their space travel and battle skills --- however, only one can be chosen for the title.

This family of privateers was once called a family of pirates, and only grandpa Huff still refers to himself that way. Their name hasn’t been officially cleared with some of the opposing forces, and that surely puts a burden on the three kids. Regardless, they must do their best while training and focus on accomplishing the family’s goal. Which one will succeed and become the next privateer on board the Shadow Comet, and who will follow their grandfather’s footsteps as a true pirate?

THE JUPITER PIRATES: HUNT FOR THE HYDRA is just a taste of what’s to come in the complete series. Fry leaves you guessing what will happen in the next installment of The Jupiter Pirates, and I am sure he will take us on another exciting space adventure. It is recommended for ages 8-12, but the use of large vocabulary may be a little challenging for younger children (although there is a helpful glossary of space terms in the back of the book). I believe that this book would be suitable for ages 10 and up, and anyone who is interested in sci-fi and fantasy adventures.

Reviewed by Sheena Kowalski on December 13, 2013

The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra
(The Jupiter Pirates #1)
by Jason Fry

  • Publication Date: December 23, 2013
  • Genres: Children's, Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0062230204
  • ISBN-13: 9780062230201