Escape from the Pipe Men!

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Escape from the Pipe Men!

By Mary G. Thompson

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547859057, 342pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2013


Thirteen-year-old Ryan Hawthorn has spent his life on display as a human exhibit in the multi-eyed Pipe Men's intergalactic zoo. When his father is accidentally poisoned, it's up to Ryan and his seven-year-old sister, Becky, to scour the universe for the antidote. Along the way, they encounter many strange creatures from the doglike Hottini to the spindly-legged, hairy Xaxor and learn that the Pipe Men (or, as Becky calls them, overgrown drainpipes ) are not kindly overlords, as they had been led to believe. It's not only the humans who are planning to rebel A wildly imaginative middle grade space-travel adventure.