Captain Raptor and the Perilous Planet

Kevin O'Malley (Author) Patrick O'Brien (Illustrator)


Fan favorite Captain Raptor returns for another thrilling space adventure in this action-packed young nod to graphic novels.

In their newest endeavor, intrepid leader Captain Raptor and his space-dino crew must rescue a team of scientists from a doomed planet--while evading flaming asteroids, predatory beasts, and a volcano about to blow. Could this be the end of Captain Raptor? Old fans and new will be drawn to the mix of dinosaurs, space, and science-fiction parody.

"Kudos to this prehistoric Buzz Lightyear...long may he sail the spaceways"--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publish Date
September 18, 2018
9.0 X 0.44 X 11.44 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

A long time ago in a city far, far away (known as Baltimore), a space dinosaur was born. Kevin O'Malley and Patrick O'Brien dreamed up Captain Raptor and started creating books about his daring deeds. They received more fan mail for Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery and Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates than for any of their many, many other books. Ten years later they're back at it, concocting impossible situations for Captain Raptor in the long-awaited third installment of the series.


The space-roving dinosaur and his scaly crew return at last for another awesome rescue mission. Jam-packed with near disasters, death-defying feats, and gleefully melodramatic art, this latest adventure (over 10 long years since Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates!) sends the mighty spaceship Megatooth hurtling toward Pyros Prime, where a small band of research scientists is threatened by the imminent eruption of supervolcano Mount Bleak. To the oft-repeated chorus of "Could this be the end of Captain Raptor?" the doughty dino roars down to a rough landing, weathers attacks from both a humongous Cobrasaurus and a swooping Vulturous, crosses a lambent lake of lava to snatch the beleaguered scientists (meek mammals all), and rejoins his shipmates to rocket off in the nick of time, blasting through a shower of falling asteroids just as all Pyros Prime bursts apart in a titanic explosion. "Never a dull moment," says he, as news of an unspecified catastrophe on distant Seti Beta Six sets the stage for a fresh set of epic exploits. "Onward to the stars!" In the squared-off, lavishly detailed scenes, outsized monsters and laser-wielding warriors in riveted body armor battle through murky landscapes and caverns lit from below by glowing lava. Kudos to this prehistoric Buzz Lightyear...long may he sail the spaceways.
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW