Galaxy Zack has some “sweet” competition in this Easter-themed chapter book adventure!
Zack and Drake venture to Gluco, the candy planet, for some Easter fun. Once there, the two friends decide to compete in activities, including an egg toss and a three-legged race. Zack remembers how he used to win all the Easter competitions on Earth, and he is determined to win them on Gluco, too. With the contest so close, Zack begins to wonder if he should cheat to ensure victory. Will Zack have to choose between playing fair or coming out on top?
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
A Galactic Easter! Chapter 1 Eggs and Bags Zack Nelson stared into his hyperphone. On the screen he saw Bert, his best friend from Earth. Zack and his family used to live on Earth. Now they lived on the planet Nebulon.
“What are you doing today, Bert?” asked Zack.
“We’re painting Easter eggs,” Bert replied.
In the background Zack could see Roberta and Darlene, Bert’s two younger sisters. The girls ran into the room carrying a painting set and a basket full of eggs. “Remember when we used to decorate eggs together?” Zack asked.
“That was pretty cool,” said Bert. “Remember doing the egg toss?”
“Totally!” replied Zack. “Especially the year I missed the catch and the egg landed on my new shoes!”
“And what about the sack races?”
“Oh, they were funny. Hop, hop, hop . . . fall! Hop, hop, hop . . . fall!”
Zack and Bert both started laughing hysterically.
“So how do they celebrate Easter there on Nebulon?” asked Bert.
Zack thought for a moment.
“You know, Bert, I’m not really sure,” he replied. “This is our first Easter here.”
“Are there eggs on Nebulon?” Bert asked.
“I know there aren’t any chickens here,” Zack explained. “When we eat eggs, they’re the eggs of the rondo bird. And those eggs are big and round like softballs.”
“Excuse me, Master Just Zack,” said a voice from a speaker just above Zack.
“What’s up, Ira?” Zack asked.
Ira was the Nelson family’s Indoor Robotic Assistant. Although he was a machine, Ira had quickly become a part of the Nelson family.
“Dinner will be ready in five minutes,” Ira explained.
“Thanks, Ira. I’ll be right down,” said Zack. “Gotta go, Bert. Happy Easter! Let’s vid-chat again soon.”
“See ya, Zack.”
How will we celebrate Easter? Zack wondered as he left his room and headed downstairs for dinner.
Ray O’Ryan has loved space stories ever since he watched the very first episode of Star Trek. He loves to imagine what traveling across the galaxy might be like and is a bit jealous of Galaxy Zack in this regard. Ray lives in the beautiful Catskill Mountains in upstate New York with his wife and two lovable, zany cats named Stitch and The Way.
Colin Jack is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has illustrated several children’s books. He currently works at DreamWorks Animation as a story artist and character designer and lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons.