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  • ISBN: 0062643630
  • ISBN: 9780062643636
  • Physical Description: 321 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2016.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 4.0.
Awards Note:
CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist, 2017
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
Subject: Human-alien encounters > Juvenile fiction.
End of the world > Juvenile fiction.
Foster children > Juvenile fiction.
Communication in families > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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