Can of Worms by Kathy Mackel
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Fellow citizens of the galaxy: I do not belong on this planet.I am being held against my will, trapped by ignorance and cruelty. You must save me. Take me away from this. I am desperately in need of your assistance. Please help me. Mike Pillsbury.

When a frustrated plea to the universe attracts a motley crew of aliens determined to rescue him, Mike Pillsbury decides he isn't quite ready to relinquish life on Earth. Will his visitors, who all have something at stake, let him stay?

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About Kathy Mackel

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KATHRYN MACKEL is known across many markets as a creative wordsmith who can write fast-paced action with well-developed characters and imaginative plots. She is the author of both adult and youth fiction and is an accredited screenwriter. She pioneered the supernatural sub-genre known as ?Christian Chillers, ? including the critically acclaimed The Surrogate, The Departed, and The Hidden
Published April 1, 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers. 160 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thinking better of his original impulse, Mike fends them off until, to his dismay and elation, an actual Jong swoops down, intending to add him and any other convenient beings to its personal zoo.

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Dedicated science-fiction fans will probably find this novel silly, but others looking for something a little wacky and not too taxing may be amused by its rendition of aliens running amok. Sometimes

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Sometimes Mike Pillsbury's made-up stories about space battles seem more real to him than his life with two highly successful parents, a popular older sister and a mob of classmates who ""think he's weird."" Mike feels like an alien, but he doesn't actually believe he is one until the SOS message...

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