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Lunch Swap Disaster
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About The Book
When Tim has a peanut butter sandwich packed yet again, he and Pleskit decide to swap lunches. Tim is pleasantly surprised to find that while Pleskit’s squambul smells terrible, it tastes like chicken. But Pleskit has an altogether different experience when he eats peanut butter for the first time.
Turns out, he’s allergic! And Pleskit’s reaction can’t be solved by a trip to the nurse’s office—he is absolutely, hopelessly lovestruck!
Not in his right mind, Pleskit quickly gets into trouble. If he doesn’t find a way to fix things, he may have to find a new school—or a new planet!
CHAPTER 1 [PLESKIT] A LETTER HOME (TRANSLATION)
FROM: Pleskit Meenom, on the emotionally dangerous Planet Earth
TO: Maktel Geebrit, on the relatively sane Planet Hevi-Hevi
Sixth grade is beginning to wear me down. Not only do I have homework and social problems, but I have the issue of being the only kid from another planet in my classroom. Actually, the only kid from another planet on the planet, as far as we know. Not to mention the only kid who is purple, totally hairless, and has a sphen-gnut-ksher growing out of the top of his head.
After the events you will find recorded here, it is clear that the suspicions you shared with me in your last letter are correct; someone is trying to sabotage the Fatherly One’s work. Or maybe many someones. The Earthlings do not yet realize what hangs in the balance for them. The Fatherly One has agreed to let Tim and me release these stories in the hope that the books will help Earthlings feel more comfortable with our presence.
Please do not laugh too much when you read about what happened to me when I was subjected to the amazing effect of peanut butter on my Hevi-Hevian brain. It may seem amusing to you, but the results were very painful to live through.
I hope, hope, hope that it works out for you to visit soon. Until then… Fremmix Bleeblom!
About The Illustrator
Award-winning illustrator Glen Mullaly’s retro-styled illustrations and comics-inspired fun can be found in bestselling author Bruce Coville’s Sixth Grade Alien middle grade series, puzzle and paper-craft work for McDonald’s, publications for Dark Horse Comics, and his own line of fun greeting cards through Northwest Greetings. Glen also worked with Eisner and Inkpot Award–winning comic book artist Ken Steacy on Star Wars children’s books. Glen lives on the west coast of North America with his book-loving wife and their spiral-tailed cat who loves to help Glen with his work by leaving paw prints all over his illustrations whenever she can. Learn more at GlenMulally.com.
- Publisher: Aladdin (August 4, 2020)
- Length: 176 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534464865
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
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