The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson

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Author Kevin Emerson channels Frank Cottrell Boyce in this tween sci-fi adventure about two kids from opposite sides of the country who find themselves on a road trip to save the world from an impending alien attack.

Haley and Dodger have nothing in common. But that was before they learned about the strange, unexplainable phenomena in Juliette, Arizona. Before they both received summer research grants from a mysterious foundation and discovered their theories about extraterrestrial life were correct. Now Haley and Dodger do have something in common: they're the only ones who can figure out what's happening in towns across the country . . . and stop it.

The Fellowship for Alien Detection has it all: an inventive premise, fantastic voice, cinematic tone, and high appeal for both boys and girls.


About Kevin Emerson

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Kevin Emerson is the author of a number of books for young readers, including the Oliver Nocturne series, Carlos Is Gonna Get It, and The Lost Code, the first book in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is also a musician who, as part of the band the Board of Education, writes imaginative pop songs about elementary school and life in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock. A former elementary school science teacher, Kevin continues to work with kids and teens through 826 Seattle, Richard Hugo House, and the Writers in the Schools program of Seattle Arts and Lectures. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. You can find him online at
Published February 26, 2013 by Walden Pond Press. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Two middle schoolers might be Earth's only defense against an alien takeover.

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She hides outside the town, thinking she will be safe from the Missing Time zone, but, when the aliens cast the Missing Time zone right where she is, she is helpless until an agent of the Fellowship saves her.

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While Dodger looks into this oddity, he stumbles across the same ad that Haley finds, the Fellowship for Alien Detection program.

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Gr 5–8—Haley's an eighth grader in Connecticut with a theory about the mysterious disappearances she discovers on the Internet. On the opposite coast, Dodger is a confused boy who gets radio messages from the past in his head. Both kids win an "alien detection" fellowship and travel with their fa...

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