The Boy from Earth
Praise forA Toaster on Mars:
"Readers will progress from snickers to giggles to, finally, belly laughs and shouts of outrage."--Kirkus
"This satirical, quirky sci-fi adventure might appeal to fans of Douglas Adams' well-lovedHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." --Booklist
Twelve-year-old Bobby Baxter's not the bravest kid on Earth. His list of things that scare him is up to number 689, and includes lightning, crowds, spiders, alien abductions, crocodiles, falling from great heights, falling from small heights, and eggs.
So when he learns that he's the first Earthling ever chosen to attend the Space Academy, light years away from home, he's terrified--and that'sbefore he discovers that someone at the academy wants the boy from Earth gone.
Darrell Pittis the author ofA Toaster on Mars, shortlisted for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing, and the Jack Mason Adventures, a series of five novels includingThe Firebird Mystery, a CBCA Notable Book. He lives in Melbourne.
Publication Date: 26-Feb-2018
Publisher: Text Publishing Company