The Shuteyes by Mary James

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Embarrassed by his drum-beating and dream-interpreting mother and his swamp-prowling neighbor, Gower Pyle, who plays country music and eats M&Ms all day, Chester Dumbello is swept away by a parrot to a planet where sleeping is a crime. Reprint. SLJ.

About Mary James

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Mary James is the editor and publisher at Low Carbon Productions. In 2008, she coauthored"Homes for a Changing Climate: Passive Houses in the U.S." with Katrin Klingenberg and Mike Kernagis. She was the editor and publisher of "Home Energy" magazine for 10 years. She lives in Northern California.
Published January 1, 1993 by Scholastic 1993, First Edition.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Finally, Molly also turns up in Alert, and they both make it home again, where Molly gets a contract for a book about their experiences.

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Her story, told with a nightmare's whirling madness, concerns young Chester Dumbello, who is carried off by a giant, one-eyed parrot of the topsy-turvy planet Alert--a place where those with the need to sleep are considered criminals called ``shuteyes.'' It seems Chester has been kidnapped and ri...

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