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We're Not from Here (Digital Audiobook)

By Geoff Rodkey, Dani Martineck (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 4, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/10/2020)
Hardcover (3/5/2019)

Spring 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“This book is perfect for any young person with an interest in history or science fiction. The characters are like the imagined siblings we all make up when we are fed up with our own. The world of this book is tangible in a way that not all science fiction is. The strangeness of the new world, the new customs, and the various aliens are amazingly vivid. This story of human immigration to another planet has infinite lessons to teach young people and adults about sympathy toward those unlike us.”
— Toni Jones , Inkwood Books (FL), Tampa, FL
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Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

About the Author

Geoff Rodkey is the Emmy-nominated writer of such hit films as Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. He is also the author of the Chronicles of Egg series. He grew up in Freeport, Illinois, and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. His early writing credits include the educational video game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head. Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons.