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Sputnik's guide to life on Earth, Frank Cottrell Boyce

Label
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth
Title
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog. It's only Prez who thinks otherwise. But Prez soon finds himself having to defend the family from the chaos and danger unleashed by Sputnik, as household items come to life - like a TV remote that fast-forwards people: 'Anyone can do it, it's just that people don't read the instructions properly'; and a toy lightsaber that entertains guests at a children's party, until one of them is nearly decapitated by it -- and Prez is going to have to use his voice to explain himself
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
LC call number
  • PS3603.O8695
  • PZ7.C82963
LC item number
  • S78 2017
  • Spu 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-alien encounters
  • End of the world
  • Foster children
  • Communication in families
  • Science fiction
  • Foster home care
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • End of the world
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Communication in families
  • End of the world
  • Foster children
  • Human-alien encounters
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • Human-alien encounters
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780062643629
Lccn
2017288824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Instructional Materials Collection
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959592058
  • (OCoLC)ocn959592058
Label
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780062643629
Lccn
2017288824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Instructional Materials Collection
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959592058
  • (OCoLC)ocn959592058

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