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Missing—One Brain!

Illustrated by Glen Mullaly

About The Book

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,


About The Author

Photo Credit:

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

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

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (August 4, 2020)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534464841
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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