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Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle
Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel
CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington
Country Matters by Michael Korda The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez
The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
Froodle by Antoinette Portis
Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs
House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser and Jon Klassen
Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Love Lies Bleeding by Susan Wittig Albert
Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin
Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B.G. Hennessy and Peter Joyce
Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder
The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble
Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army by Enigma Alberti
Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Winter Wonders by Kate Hannigan

Miscellaneous
Favorites of the first half of 2018
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 02, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 09, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 16, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 23, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 30, 2018)
June 2018 Sources
June 2018 Summary

Road Essays
Are small towns uhoric or utopic?
An update on the road narrative reading
Road Narrative Spectrum
What isn't a road narrative: towards an ontological understanding of the road's importance

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CatStronauts: Robot Rescue: 07/19/18

CatStronauts: Robot Rescue

CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington is the fourth book in the graphic novel series. The book opens with Blanket's robot, Cat-Stro-Bot drilling an ice core on Europa. There's an accident and communication is lost.

The remainder of the book is about how the CatStronauts try to rescue Cat-Stro-Bot. How they go about it might give parents pause in that they don't follow rules and they steal (borrow) a spaceship to mount their rescue. Their reasoning is one of loyalty to a colleague and the question of Cat-Stro-Bot's sentience and value as an individual.

To hide their absence, the CatStronauts use other robots painted liked themselves and programed to act like themselves. There are some gags about first how much better they are at being CatStronauts than the actual cats. Then later when they short out, there are gags about how much worse they can be.

The payoff though comes in the furthering of science and technology while rescuing a friend. A new space ship is tested out (and it happens to look a great deal like the ship from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Europa experiment is a success. Cat-Stro-Bot is rescued.

All in all it was a fun read but it wasn't as tightly woven a plot as previous ones were.

Four stars

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