I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X (Alien Adventures Series #2)

I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X (Alien Adventures Series #2)

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by Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville
     
 

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KIDNAPPED TO DIMENSION X!

When Rod Allbright's cousin Elspeth arrived for a visit the day after school let out for the summer, Rod thought his vacation was ruined. But after they are kidnapped to Dimension X by a monster named Smorkus Flinders, Rod realizes that Elspeth is the least of his problems. After all, what's a bratty cousin compared to cranky monsters

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KIDNAPPED TO DIMENSION X!

When Rod Allbright's cousin Elspeth arrived for a visit the day after school let out for the summer, Rod thought his vacation was ruined. But after they are kidnapped to Dimension X by a monster named Smorkus Flinders, Rod realizes that Elspeth is the least of his problems. After all, what's a bratty cousin compared to cranky monsters, furious aliens, and the discovery that you are stuck in the middle of an interstellar power play?

And that doesn't begin to take into account the horrifying personal decision that Rod will be forced to make before his adventures are over.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6In this sequel to Aliens Ate My Homework (Pocket, 1993), Rod Allbright and his bratty cousin Elspeth are kidnapped by Smorkus Flinders, a huge and hideous monster from Dimension X. Smorkus is holding them hostage to trap Rod's alien friends from the good ship Ferkel. The ship's captain and crew manage to rescue Rod and Elspeth, but getting out of Dimension X and stopping the evil Smorkus proves to be more difficult. After spending time with some shapeshifters and apprenticing to the warrior Tar Gibbons, Rod acquires new self-confidence, and, discovering that Smorkus knows something about his missing father, the enraged boy defeats the giant and saves the universe. Readers will enjoy the trademark combination of humor, nonstop action, and wild characters that distinguish Coville's books. With its bright cover, alluring title, and occasional black-and-white illustrations, this book is guaranteed to be popular with space-opera fans, comic-book readers, and budding science-fiction enthusiasts.Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
Janice Del Negro
A sequel to "Aliens Ate My Homework" (1993), this title stands very well on its own. Rod thinks his summer is ruined 20when he hears his cousin Elspeth is coming to visit, but that's nothing compared to being kidnapped by an alien monster from another dimension. Reality quakes, shape-shifting, and martial-arts training keep Rod far too busy to worry about Elspeth, as do his endeavors to save the universes (all of them) with his Galactic Patrol alien allies. In addition, Rod discovers that his father, believed to have deserted the family, is really a missing-in-action member of the Galactic Patrol, making Rod part alien. Coville's comic touch makes a multitude of wildly disparate elements acceptable within the context of the story. Rod, a likable kid with believable actions and reactions, careens through a far-fetched but happily absorbing plot that's bound to entertain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439113240
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Series:
Alien Adventures Series , #2
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
333,289
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

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.
Katherine Coville is an artist, a sculptor, and a doll maker who specializes in highly detailed images of creatures never before seen in this world. She has illustrated several books written by her husband, Bruce Coville, including Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, and the Space Brat series.
Bruce and Katherine live in Syracuse, New York, with a varying assortment of pets and children.

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I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X (Alien Adventures Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I Left My Sneakers In Dimension X. Sounds like a pretty cheesy kids¿ novel, but appearances can be deceiving. For all Rod Allbright Alien Adventure books fans, you know all the characters and places. For those who don¿t, here¿s a quick summary. Rod Allbright is a ¿regular person¿ that, in the last book (Aliens ate my Homework), met some members of the Galactic Patrol (a galaxy-wide police organization) and helped them catch a villain named BKR, who was a master criminal and had literally made ¿millions weep¿ throughout the galaxy. However, Rod had to promise not to tell anyone else about the aliens (and their ship, the Ferkel), except his twin brother and sister, who already knew, but were so young no one would believe them. I believe that I Left My Sneakers In Dimension X is a quality science fiction book and one of Bruce Coville¿s best books ever. What made this book somewhat more interesting than the first (and in general), was the addition of new villains and interdimensional gateways. First, the introduction of Smoker¿s Flinders (BKR¿s partner) at the beginning of the book was genius. Smoker¿s Flinders is over 70 feet tall and is so big that his feet leave huge indentations in the ground wherever he goes. Also, interdimensional gateways are added to the story, which enable you to travel to different dimensions. I won¿t give you the specifics, but something really cool happens in the first part of the book. This book is extremely well structured and leaves on a huge cliffhanger at the end. Second, introducing the shapeshifters was a great move on Coville¿s part. The shapeshifters first appear in I Left My Sneakers In Dimension X. They are a very odd race that has the ability to alter their form, or shapeshift. At first, the shapeshifters are suspicious of Rod and the crew, but their concerns are allayed when the shapeshifters confirm that Rod and the crew are not enemies or spies. After that, the shapeshifters use their powers (the ability to shapeshift) to help out the crew of the Ferkel and Rod occasionally, but only once in this book. As this is only the second book out of a four-part series, this book does not finish the tale of Rod¿s exploits with the crew of the Ferkel. However, Coville¿s I Left My Sneakers In Dimension X is a definitely notable science fiction book, and worthy of recognition in the science fiction book community.