Herbert's Wormhole: AeroStar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance

Herbert's Wormhole: AeroStar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance

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by Peter Nelson, Rohitash Rao
     
 

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Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate will love Herbert's Wormhole 3: Aerostar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance, the thrilling and irreverent conclusion to the series that began with Herbert's Wormhole, which J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious."

Herbert, Alex, and Sammi

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Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate will love Herbert's Wormhole 3: Aerostar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance, the thrilling and irreverent conclusion to the series that began with Herbert's Wormhole, which J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious."

Herbert, Alex, and Sammi were pretty sure their adventures in the future were over—until they discover that their old nemesis, GOR-DON, has come back to present-day Merwinsville to mess with things. And he's not alone. He is working for an evil genius, perhaps the greatest villain our heroes have yet faced—Sammi's future self, a.k.a. Aerostar, a power-mad, vengeance-fueled tyrant with twisted delusions of superheroism. This 111-year-old was the president of ClemCorp, the company responsible for trashing the Earth, the company the G'Daliens destroyed to save it, and now she wants revenge. And it's going to be up to our heroes to once again don the mantle of the AlienSlayers and somehow try to save the past, present, and future from total annihilation.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Justina Engebretson
Alex, Herbert, and Sammi have taken a vow of silence, promising to never speak of their trip into the future last summer, where they met aliens and became hero AlienSlayers. However, Alex is resenting the vow that Herbert made the trio take, and it is starting to ruin their friendship. Things continue to move from bad to worse. To make room for Alex’s little sister’s new Teaparty Townhouse, Alex’s dad destroys their backyard jungle gym, taking with it any chance of Alex and his friends ever traveling forward into the future. However, an unexpected guest and a familiar enemy arrive at Alex’s sister’s tea party, which will force the AlienSlayer trio to mend their friendship if they are to defeat a new enemy and save their town from doom. Open up this middle reader for another adventure through Herbert’s wormhole. Fans of the first novel will be excited to see familiar faces and surprised to discover the identity of a new enemy. The accompanying pencil-like sketches add to the humor of the novel and bring visual appeal to younger readers. Full of absurdity, futuristic adventure, Australian-like aliens, annoying little sisters, and a dash of alien romance, this book is sure to delight elementary students who love a page-turning science-fiction story. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson AGERANGE: Ages 8 to 12.
Kirkus Reviews
New threats to their small town, both in the present and the future, again send squabbling frenemies Alex, Herbert and Sammi--aka the intrepid AlienSlayers--through the wormhole in Alex's backyard. It's all due to an elaborate scheme concocted by AeroStar, Sammi's embittered 111-year-old future self. On the one hand, a century from now, the friendly aliens of Merwinsville have been stranded on the dark side of the moon while giant wreckers destroy their earthly Utopia. On the other, a time-traveling alien has sown giant, ambulatory, meat-eating plants in the present town's community garden. Hurtling back and forth through time and space to the rescue puts the trio of sixth-graders in the way of a nonstop barrage of blaster fire from AeroStar's Utility Tiara, a horde of attacking MinionBots, chases, narrow escapes and reunions with previously met allies. That's not to mention poop, pizza and Sally Field jokes, practically superfluous Captain Underpants references, and multiple cascades of slime and alien vomit. Though billed as "Yet another novel in cartoons," the many line drawings more often reflect the action than add to it; most of the tale is told in short cliffhanger chapters that alternate relentlessly between then and now. The farce is frantic to the point of being labored, but there's still plenty of room in the Captain's Underpants for this gang of fellow travelers. (Science fiction. 10-12)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062012210
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
667,294
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Peter Nelson is a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Diane, and their two sons, Charlie and Christopher. Herbert's Wormhole was Peter's First children's book. He wrote it without ever having met an actual alien or traveling through time, which made it a bit more challenging, but just as fun.

Rohitash Rao was born in an exotic, faraway land called Hyderabad, India. He then grew up in another exotic, faraway land called Rancho Cucamonga, California. He now lives in a magical city on an island called Manhattan, where he works as an animator and director. Herbert's Wormhole was Rao's First children's book, much of which he illustrated while sitting on a broken stool in his apartment.

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Herbert's Wormhole: AeroStar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Can t wait!
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She closed her eyes
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