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Before he was captain on the USS Enterprise, Jean-Luc Picard was trying to become a cadet at Starfleet Academy. Written for young readers.


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Jean-Luc Picard has failed his entrance exam to Starfleet Academy. Now all his plans for the future are gone, and he must make the best of his life in his parents' vineyard. Pressure from his father to become more involved in the family business and the constant fighting with his older brother, Robert, make this life difficult. Jean-Luc's best friend, Louis, tries to cheer him up with an exciting trip, but the future captain's dream of the stars still haunts him.
A chance to re-apply to the Academy arises and Jean-Luc must use all his skills to pass the challenging tests. But the greatest risk he faces is the wrath of his father.

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Canon charactersEdit

Louis Blanchard
Kimberly Bloom
Melissa Bloom
Jean-Luc Picard
Robert Picard
Maurice Picard
Yvette Picard

Non-canon charactersEdit

Henri Blanchard
Andrew Chen
Jan Helmer
Ariadne Korzeniowski
Cyntia Luttrell
J. R. Newell


2150; 2159; 2175; 2315; 2316; Africa; African Confederation; aircar; Starfleet Academy

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