The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #2: The Accidental Volcano (Hardcover)
Finn and Explorer Troop 301 face off against angry rock giants in the second book of this funny illustrated chapter book series based on the award-winning kids’ podcast!
Finn Caspian, his three best friends, and his robot Foggy are excited to explore a brand-new planet . . . until Finn’s mom makes them bring along an annoying new robot named Voltronix Zu.
Putting up with Voltronix’s bragging is bad enough, but when he accidentally turns the planet inside out, the Explorers get attacked by angry rock giants! Can the four friends find a way to save the planet—and the bubble aliens who live there—before Voltronix causes a volcanic disaster?
Blast off into a brand-new adventure inspired by the popular award-winning kids’ podcast! Like the podcast, the books are sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias, and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe.
The books in this series are for kids ages 7 to 12 looking for a funny illustrated story to tear through. They contain no violence, a little bit of suspense, and some aliens who are real chuckleheads...
Jonathan Messinger makes podcasts and books in Chicago, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Aleksei Bitskoff is an Estonian-born character designer, illustrator, and animator who studied illustration at London College of Communication and then earned a master of arts degree in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
Praise for the podcast: “So good that your parents won’t want to leave the room once they start.” — New York Times
Praise for the podcast: “The addictive new science-fiction podcast for kids.” — Chicago Tribune
"Witty and warm, and the subtle pokes at sci-fi tropes temper some of the more obvious messages about the importance of working together and respecting differences." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books