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Great for new middle grade readers'full of hi-jinks' Resource ReviewsMeet Dethbert JonesDethbert Jones is your average ten-year-old - only he lives on the planet Crank with his pet chicken-snail, Precious, and his robot best friend Andi Social. When he and Andi join the Space Cadets, a Scouts-like organization, they are totally smooshed at the prospect of going to Space Camp where they'll learn to pilot a real shuttlecraft and disintegrate weapons of mass destruction. From the planet CrankBlamtastic To earn his cosmic correspondent badge, Dethbert begins writing to an earthling - and boy, does he have a lot to write about A horrible little sisterBetween questions about Earth food, culture, and activities, Dethbert recounts his experiences attempting to avoid his horrible little sister, impress his animal-obsessed crush, and fly a space shuttle. An elusive first crushMisadventures - from hairy ankles to crash landings - abound, but Dethbert's curiosity and enthusiasm can't be crushed, not by anything in this galaxy, anyway.
Common Deer Press, 9781988761268, 116pp.
Publication Date: December 10, 2018
About the Author
Pen Avey writes and illustrates for children from her home in Norfolk, UK. She is quite a nosy person, but uses the cover story 'RESEARCH' to hide this fact. When not being unduly curious about the affairs of others, Pen enjoys hanging out with her family and playing with her pet cats, Crumble and Mortimer.
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