Every kid worries about making friends at a new school, but when nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into deep space, new friends are the least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy, and even Earth's location has been hidden! With the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud goes undercover as a Tenarian exchange student. Unfortunately that means everyone thinks he's a pro at anti-gravity Zero-Ball (even though he's really only a pro at watching sports). And with paranoid Principal Lepton threatening to expel any Earthlings (into outer space) and only Gort's hacked Blip computer to help them deter mine Earth's co-ordinates, will Bud ever find his way home?
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I liked the way the circle was closed by the end (which is not me giving anything away, rest assured), the target reader will like watching the sports and Bud befriend all the different-coloured aliens around him.Nov 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Earthling!
The main characters are Bud the Earthling, his friend Gort, and Gort’s friends Stel, Haz, and Wainbert.Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Earthling!
Bud and his new friends must win an anti-gravity Zero Ball tournament and stay ahead of the suspicious principal if Bud ever hopes to find his way home.Jun 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Earthling!
When Bud finds himself light years from home, in a school peopled by aliens who all hate Earth and Earthlings, he has to pretend to be a different species altogether – one which is famous for its sporting prowess.Feb 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Earthling!
Bud and Gort start to hatch a plan to get Bud back to Earth safely but it will mean that Bud has to get good at zero-ball (kind of a reverse basketball in anti-gravity by the way) in order to hijack a trip to a tournament.Jan 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Earthling!
As it turns out, however, the "best school in the galaxy" functions pretty much like any other middle school, and as long as Bud keeps his origins under wraps by pretending to be a benevolent Tenarian, instead of a hated Earthling, he should be able to avoid trouble until he can get home.| Read Full Review of Earthling!
What did you like about the book?Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Earthling!
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