Sunday, May 19, 2013

Earling by Mark Fearing


I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I'm not a big fan of graphic novels.  But...this one wasn't bad.  Bud and his dad move to New Mexico and on Bud's first day of school he gets on the wrong bus.  This bus he gets on takes him to Cosmos Academy.  There he meets and befriends some "aliens" but has to pretend to be something other than an earthling because of a deep seated fear and mistrust toward them  Can Bud get back to Earth safely?  Will the Earth be destroyed by the administration in a preemptive strike?

This will get a ribbet because my students like it.  It is on the Maine Student Book Award list and many kids have already read it.

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