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  • Taurus: Book Two in the ZODIAC DOZEN SERIES
SKU: 9781645384120

Taurus: Book Two in the ZODIAC DOZEN SERIES


Taurus: Book Two in the ZODIAC DOZEN SERIES 

Written by Oliver Bestul 


Middle Grade Fiction – Adventure – Astrological Mythology 

ISBN 9781645384120





It’s a simple life. Victoria spends every morning getting homeschooled by her father and every evening rewatching old black-and-white movies. Outside of that basic daily structure, however, she hasn’t had too many life experiences. She’s never taken a weekend, never gotten the slightest injury, and never even walked outside of her space-safe compartment—just like all the other kids living in her colony on the planet Venus.


However, that’s all about to change when a dream she has of Earth causes a strange and shocking chain reaction. From an explosion that punches through a wall in her compartment and exposes her to the vacuum she’s been living in, to a hole in the floor that lets her eavesdrop on her parents, to a boy attempting to make contact from Earth, the dominoes are all in place for Victoria’s alien world to come crashing down around her. Hopefully, the friendship of the Zodiac Dozen will be enough to help her rebuild it.


The only problems are: she doesn’t have a spacesuit, doesn’t have a rocket, and doesn’t know of any other way to get to Earth from her front door on Venus!





Oliver Bestul lives in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has been writing there since he was in his teens.


With a picture book, a few plays, some poetry, and a feature-length film under his belt, he decided to try his hand at entertaining a new kind of audience: middle-schoolers! Inspired by the chapter books and comics of his youth, he sat down and started The Zodiac Dozen, a 12-book superhero series for kids!


In writing the series, he likes to say he gives his young readers a lot of credit, challenging them to explore new vocabulary, genres, and life outlooks. Like the twelve main characters of his books, he’s excited to grow from the adventure alongside his audience!


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