Herbert's Wormhole by Peter Nelson
The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre

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For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the sequel to Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao's Herbert's Wormhole, the breakout novel-in-cartoons that J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious."

Herbert, Alex, and Sammi are heroes in the year 2109, having successfully saved the planet from an alien invasion (or so everyone thinks). Everything is going just swimmingly until, inevitably, real aliens appear—the evil, destruction-obsessed Klapthorians. The crew is going to come clean, but then they meet a crazy old man—who turns out to be Alex, age 109—with a plan for saving the world all over again. Can they do it and still make it back home by curfew?

The sequel to Herbert's Wormhole is chock-full of the same humor, imagination, and irresistible artwork as the first title. There are hijinks aplenty, not to mention skateboard stunts, time travel, and a whole lot of fake moustache shenanigans. Fans, old and new alike, will not be disappointed.

 

About Peter Nelson

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Peter Nelson is a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Diane, and their two sons, Charlie and Christopher. The Herbert's Wormhole books are Peter's first. He wrote them without ever having met an actual alien or traveling through time, which made it a bit more challenging, but just as fun. You can visit him online at www.herbertswormhole.com.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by HarperCollins. 336 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When ten-year-old Alex Filby zaps the last alien in his Alien Slayer 2 game, his parents celebrate—not because he won, but because Alex promised to play outside for the rest of the summer if he finished the game.

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In The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre, Herbert and his friends use the wormhole to travel back and forth to see their friends in the future.

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And one G'dalien, GOR-DON, a janitor at the museum where Alex and Herbert landed out of the wormhole (destroying an exhibit, making a mess and leaving behind work for GOR-DON), is having less than cheery and peaceful thoughts about the boys.

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Without giving too much away, at the end of the first book, our heroes Alex, Herbert, and Sammi had saved the future through an elaborate scheme involving video games and the earth’s amiable conquerors, the Australian accented G’daliens.

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