Book Spotlight: Earthling!


By Mark Fearing

Ages 8 to 12, Guided Reading Level: P
Published in June, 2012
ISBN 9780811871068
ISBN10 0811871061

Here’s a book I’d really like to read. It’s called Earthling!, by Mark Fearing, published by Chronicle Books. It has a release date of June 6, 2012, and you can check it out now, here. This sounds like a fun, comical, quirky and intelligent book for kids. Here’s a description from the publisher’s book page:

Every kid worries about making friends at a new school, but when nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into deep space, new friends are the least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy, and even Earth’s location has been hidden! With the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud goes undercover as a Tenarian exchange student. Unfortunately that means everyone thinks he’s a pro at anti-gravity Zero-Ball (even though he’s really only a pro at watching sports). And with paranoid Principal Lepton threat­ening to expel any Earthlings (into outer space) and only Gort’s hacked Blip computer to help them deter­mine Earth’s co-ordinates, will Bud ever find his way home?

Like I said, sounds awesome. Can’t wait.

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