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When nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into a far-away galaxy, making friends is the least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud soon learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy. But with the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud hides his true identity and even learns to play anti-gravity Zero-Ball (when he's only ever been good at watching sports). But with paranoid Principal Lepton threatening to expel any Earthlings, and nothing more than Gort's Blip-computer to determine Earth's coordinates, Bud may be lost in space forever! Both gripping and hilarious, this dynamic graphic novel is perfect for kids who crave adventure with a sense of humor.
About the Author
Mark Fearing is an awardwinning illustrator, cartoonist and animator. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a cat.
" The bright colors, bold strokes, and fun dialogue will appeal to budding fans of science fiction- Booklist
"This graphic novel takes the school story into outer space with humor, a bit of action, and a cast of unusual characters. ... Fans of UFOs and aliens will enjoy this one." - School Library Journal
"Sure to capture students' imagination" - Library Media Connection
"Great for reluctant readers, comic book lovers and those that just like a good space adventure" - Education.com
"Fearing's sketchy, cartoony art is ideal for the story and keeps the action easy to follow. " - Publishers Weekly
"An exhilarating hoot." The New York Times