Emma Wimble Accidental Astronaut

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mr. Mishkin set the helmet down and it pushed against a lever. The Cosmo-Jet began to rumble and shake. It felt as if it were rising off the floor. “”What have I done?” Mr. Mishkin cried, turning to the control board in terror. “Don’t worry,” Emma said. “You just pushed this one is all.” Emma shoved the lever (at least she thought it was the same lever) in the other direction, and the Cosmo-Jet lurched upward instantly. “Oops,” said Emma.

Book: Emma Wimble Accidental Astronaut (Christian Adventure Series) by Michael P. Waite, Chariot Books, 1988

Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Girls 13 and under
Subjects: Obedience, Authority
Summary: Emma didn’t obey Mr. Mishkin and now both of them are lost somewhere in space. With a little robot and a smart alien, though, things seem to look up. Until Emma messes everything up again. But this time it’s even more dangerous. Will they get out alive?
Notes:  Mr. Mishkin, Emma’s friend, is a Christian and tells her the story of Moses and the Israelites. “If the people had obeyed Moses,” he says,-“they wouldn’t be stuck in the dessert for forty years”. That is basically the Bible story of the book. Throughout the book Emma tries to obey and be more like Joshua, “the wise spy”. There are no talks about other aspects of the Christian life, Emma Wimble Accidental Astronaut will mostly entertain, rather than teach about God.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: Sofia Marie

Proverbs 8:33 – Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it.


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