When fourth grader Akiko finds a spacecraft hovering outside her window one night, she begins the adventure of a lifetime. She is whisked off to the planet Smoo to lead a team searching for the King of Smoo s kidnapped son. Akiko the head of a rescue mission? She s afraid to be on the school s safety patrol! So begins the adventures of Akiko, wherein she meets her team Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. Beeba and sets off on a journey across Smoo to find a prince and become a leader."