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Missing—One Brain!

Illustrated by Glen Mullaly

Pleskit loses his grandfather’s brain in this third book of the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible Sixth-Grade Alien sci-fi series from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework, Bruce Coville.

Some kids lose their homework. Some kids lose their math book, or their sneakers, or their lunch. Pleskit Meenom, first alien kid to go to school on Earth, has a bigger problem: He’s lost his grandfather’s brain!

Of course, that’s not Pleskit’s only problem. He’s also feuding with his best friend, Tim. And someone is leaking stories about him to the press. Sixth grade is turning out to be an even bigger challenge than interplanetary navigation.

But if Pleskit can’t find that missing brain, none of those other problems will matter. Because how do you explain that you’ve lost your grandfather? And Pleskit may not be the only one looking for him…

Chapter 1: A Letter Home

FROM: Pleskit Meenom, on the occasionally terrifying Planet Earth

TO: Maktel Geebrit, on the longed-for Planet Hevi-Hevi

Dear Maktel:

I do not think I will ever understand this planet! I thought I was starting to get along in school. I thought I was learning how Earthlings think. I even thought I was starting to understand about being cool.

Unfortunately, there has been another… incident.

The good news: It was mostly not my fault that I lost the brain of the Grandfatherly One.

The bad news: It was enough my fault that I still got in a lot of trouble.

Tim was involved again. Unfortunately, during much of the trouble we were barely speaking to each other.

I have discovered that Earthlings handle friendship differently than we do.

Also, they can be very sensitive.

Once again Tim and I have prepared an account of the entire appalling story. You’ll find it in the attached files. Some of them are entries from Tim’s journal, made during the time when… well, when things were difficult between us.

Are you ever going to come to Earth to visit? The place is strange but fascinating. I can almost guarantee you a trip that will be, if nothing else… interesting.

Write soon.

Fremmix Bleeblom!

Your pal,

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Bruce Coville has published more than one hundred books, which have sold more than sixteen million copies. Among his most popular titles are My Teacher Is an Alien, Into the Land of the Unicorns, and The Monster’s Ring. Bruce also founded Full Cast Audio, a company that creates recordings of the best in children’s and young adult literature. He lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, Katherine. Visit him at

Award-winning illustrator Glen Mullaly’s retro-styled illustrations and comics-inspired fun can be found in print and online in mass market children’s and educational books, comics, magazines, advertising, and editorial and promotional material, as well as on posters, stickers, and greeting cards. His puzzle and papercraft work for McDonald’s is seen by more than one million young people across the US and Canada monthly. Other clients have included Simon & Schuster, Dark Horse Comics, Peaceable Kingdom, and the Bank of Canada. He’s worked with legendary comics artist Ken Steacy on a dozen Star Wars children’s books, and their Star Wars comics for kids have recently been reprinted by Marvel Comics in graphic novel format. Visit him online at or on Facebook at Glen Mullaly Illustration.

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