Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

eBook - 2017
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Separated from his aging caregiver grandfather and placed in a foster home, Prez forges an unusual friendship with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and entreats Prez to help compile a list of Earth's redeeming qualities to prevent the planet from being destroyed. By the author of Millions. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing.


A one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one’s place in the universe.

Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That's important when you have a grandfather who is constantly forgetting. And it's even more important when your grandfather can't care for you anymore and you have to go live with a foster family out in the country.

Prez is still learning to fit in at his new home when he answers the door to meet Sputnik—a kid who is more than a little strange. First, he can hear what Prez is thinking. Second, he looks like a dog to everyone except Prez. Third, he can manipulate the laws of space and time. Sputnik, it turns out is an alien, and he's got a mission that requires Prez's help: the Earth has been marked for destruction, and the only way they can stop it is to come up with ten reasons why the planet should be saved.

Thus begins one of the most fun and eventful summers of Prez's life, as he and Sputnik set out on a journey to compile the most important list Prez has ever made—and discover just what makes our world so remarkable.

Publisher: Walden Pond Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9780062643643
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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DPLjulie Nov 21, 2018

Another grand adventure by Frank Cottrell Boyce that's smart, empathetic, and hilarious. I couldn't put it down!

Apr 24, 2018

Heartwarming book with a great pace and lots of laughs! A gentle sci-fi story for kids with big hearts & imaginations. The chapters are quite short and there's lots of dialogue to keep readers of all levels interested. Highly recommended!

coloradobuck Jan 22, 2018

This book reminds me of a kid version of "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" and also a longer more serious version of "everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too." Cute story - love how dogs are seen as the "dominant" species on earth from an alien's perspective.

Ms_Gaye Sep 01, 2017

Laugh out loud funny, nonsensical, perceptive, and heartwarming. Grades 4-7


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Feb 12, 2018

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