Team Human. Stop immediately. Surrender your vessel and no one will get hurt . . .
Kimi is the pilot and Ben is the navigator. Together they are Team Human and they’re in the race of their lives. They are out to prove to every alien in the solar system that Humans can fly. But first they have to choose the right spacecraft. One that’s fast enough to win. And then they have to outwit double-crossing aliens and cold-hearted pirates. They both know it’s dangerous out there. Luckily they have a little help from a shape-shifting friend . . .
Nitty Gritty Novels - Level 0
Reading Level 8-10 years
Rat Island, Stu Duval - ISBN: 9781442541306
Treetop Treasure, Diana Noonan - ISBN: 9781442542600
Cloud Rider,Tina Shaw - ISBN: 9781442541283
Ninth Dragon, Melaina Faranda - ISBN: 9781442541320
Hippo Ears and the Stargazer, Bill Nagelkerke - ISBN: 9781442541344
Come Down, Golden, Diana Noonan - ISBN: 9781442541337
Dog Alert, Alison Lohans ISBN: 9781442541368
Robert the Rat. Norman Bilbrough ISBN: 9781442541313
Big Noise in Town, Tom Bradley - ISBN: 9781442541351
Rocket Shoes, Alison Robertson - ISBN: 9781442541375
Crystal Crescent, John Lockyer - ISBN: 9781442541740
Space Race, Glynne MacLean - ISBN: 9781442541290
Teacher's Guide - ISBN: 9781442543577
Glynne MacLean has written several novels for young people, including Roivan, a sci-fi novel for young teenagers that won the 2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent as well as being a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Novel category. It was also listed as a NZ Listener Best Book of 2003 and made the Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand List of Notable Books in 2004.
Glynne MacLean’s other novels in the Nitty Gritty Series include The Spiral Chrysalis (level 2) and The Time Stealers (level 3), which were both finalists in the 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Awards, and Escape (level 1).