Bongo Fishing by Thacher Hurd

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Jason has a pretty normal life: he lives with his mom, he goes to school, he does his homework. But when he meets a short, bluish alien named Sam, his life begins to seem much less normal and a lot more...well, alien. Sam takes Jason bongo fishing in space, and a whole new world opens up.

But when Jason's cat, Sputnik, disappears, things start to get a little weird. Interstellar travel isn't just fun and games, after all! Is the evil Dr. Zimburger involved? Or are there even more sinister forces at work?


About Thacher Hurd

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Thacher Hurd is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Mama Don't Allow  and Art Dog. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Published February 1, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Being a resident of Berkeley, Calif., young Jason is only moderately surprised when a spaceship that looks exactly like a battered 1960 Dodge Dart comes in for a hard landing and a stubby blue-skinned geezer named Sam emerges to cadge some ketchup to re-lube the star drive.

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After Jason helps Sam repair his "car" the two become fast friends, and soon Jason is hanging out with Sam and his wife, Edna, whenever they swing by Earth.

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