Space rocks!

by O'Donnell, Tom,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION O'Donnell
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j O'DONNELL Tom
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j O'DONNELL Tom
The thrilling intergalactic adventures of four kids in space--as told by Chorkle, a hilarious alien!

It all happened because of Feeney's Original Astronaut Ice Cream. Those accursed pink bars entranced me with their sugary magic! But I digress . . .

Life on Gelo was fine until the fur-headed "humans" arrived. They invaded our peaceful asteroid with their loud drill machines and their endless greed, stealing our precious Iridium to take back to their weird looking blue-and-green planet.

Then the mothership took off and four little hair-heads were marooned here. But thank Jalasu Jhuk that Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus are actually pretty cool. They have awesome gadgets like hologram games and rocket bikes, and they can pilot starships!

But there's plenty the juvenile humans don't know, like how to fight a ferocious thyss-cat or ride a giant usk-lizard. They're decidedly terrible at dealing with my stink-gland. 

Luckily the Earthlings have me, Chorkle, and all five of my eyes to look after them.

If only I knew how to help them get back home . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When aliens land on Chorkle's home on Gelo, the asteroid's residents must find a way to drive off these human invaders, or risk the discovery of the Xotonian civilization. In a mad attempt of rogue diplomacy, Chorkle boards the alien spacecraft, accidentally sabotaging the Xotonians' human-expulsion plan. Saddled with the inadvertent betrayal of his people, and the lives of four humans, Chorkle must figure out a way to put things right. O'Donnell hilariously turns the idea of alien invasion on its head with Chorkle's laugh-out-loud mishaps and observations of these curious head-fur -sporting aliens. His role as well-meaning misfit makes Chorkle a sympathetic character that readers will readily embrace. Xotonian vocabulary is liberally used, but always with context clues so readers won't be left scratching their furred heads. This is a lighthearted adventure in the spirit of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that will leave readers craving for astronaut ice cream or, perhaps, some deep-fried cave slugs.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Life on other planets -- Juvenile fiction.
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Adventure stories.
Publisher New York, New York :Razorbill,2014
Language English
Description 324 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781595147134 (hardback)
1595147136 (hardback)
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