Earthling! (Hardcover)

By Mark Fearing, Tim Rummel

Chronicle Books (CA), 9780811871068, 244pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2012



Every kid worries about making friends at a new school, but when nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into deep space, new friends are the least of his problems At Cosmos Academy, Bud learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy, and even Earth's location has been hidden With the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud goes undercover as a Tenarian exchange student. Unfortunately that means everyone thinks he's a pro at anti-gravity Zero-Ball (even though he's really only a pro at watching sports). And with paranoid Principal Lepton threat ening to expel any Earthlings (into outer space) and only Gort's hacked Blip computer to help them determine Earth's co-ordinates, will Bud ever find his way home?

About the Author

Mark Fearing is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and animator. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a cat.

Praise For Earthling!

" 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" -

"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