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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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This is the greatest adventure yet for the world's most famous 11-year-old time-traveling alien slayers! A mysterious foe name AeroStar has destroyed the future and is in danger of coming through the wormhole to the present! She's a power-hungry, mega-evil, super nasty villainess bent on revenge against he three meddling kids who disrupted her diabolical

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This is the greatest adventure yet for the world's most famous 11-year-old time-traveling alien slayers! A mysterious foe name AeroStar has destroyed the future and is in danger of coming through the wormhole to the present! She's a power-hungry, mega-evil, super nasty villainess bent on revenge against he three meddling kids who disrupted her diabolical plans to control Future Merwinsville : Alex, Herbert, and me, Sammi! The weirdest thing is no one knows how this horrible old lady is or where she came from! Do we, guys? . . . Guys?

This will not end well. That's all I can say.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062012203
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can t wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She closed her eyes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!