Greetings from Planet Earth

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Greetings from Planet Earth

By Barbara Kerley

Scholastic Inc., Paperback, 9780439802048, 247pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010


The unforgettable debut novel from the award-winning author of THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS and WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?

If you had one minute to describe life on Earth, what would you say? It's 1977, and Theo and his class are creating a golden record inspired by the one Voyager 2 will carry into space as a greeting from Earth. But as Theo searches for an original answer to his teacher's question, other questions begin to surface: What happened to his father in Vietnam? And why has his mother been keeping secrets all these years?

About the Author
Barbara Kerley's previous National Geographic books include "A Cool Drink of Water" and "You and Me Together." Her book "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" was a 2002 Caldecott Honor book and her acclaimed "Walt Whitman: Words for America" won an American Library Association Sibert Honor Medal for informational books. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, and she now lives in McKinleyville, CA.