Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432819, 231pp.
Publication Date: May 12, 2009
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS MEETS DOUGLAS ADAMS as two kids and one old man prepare to save the world.
Things are getting better with the alien invasion. Sure it's still not too uncommon to come home and find your step-parents reduced to a pile of unsavory feet but at least now with the disease killing the aliens off, you have a relatively decent chance of making it through a day without getting mostly eaten. William knows this first-hand, having lost both his step-parents, but when the aliens kidnap his long-time crush Sophie's scientist parents (and the government won't help) it's up to William, Sophie, and William's bizarre Uncle Maynard to save them and perhaps the rest of the world while they are at it. A hysterically twisted adventure that will knock your feet off
George O'Connor is the author of several picture books, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Kapow!", "Kersplash", and "Sally and the Some-thing". His debut graphic novel, "Journey into Mohawk Country", was published by First Second, as was Adam Rapp's "Ball Peen Hammer", which O'Connor illustrated. His series "The Olympians" includes such titles as "Poseidon", "Hera", "Athena", "Hades", and "Zeus".
“Reluctant readers and juvenile SF buffs will look forward to more from this author.” —VOYA
“Complete with dandy special effects and no small measure of wish fulfillment . . . just in time for summer reading.” —Horn Book
“The out-of-this-world story will appeal to young readers, who will look forward to the second installment.” —Kirkus Reviews