That Game from Outer Space [NOOK Book]

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From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" and the Pulitzer prize-winning illustrator of "Uncle Pirate":

The giant video game that appears one day in Pete’s Pizza Palace is the strangest one Oscar Noodleman has ever seen. It looks more like a rocket ship than a game. There’s not a word of English on it anywhere; everything from the control panel to the coin slot is labeled in some strange language that seems to use squiggles ...
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That Game from Outer Space

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Overview

From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" and the Pulitzer prize-winning illustrator of "Uncle Pirate":

The giant video game that appears one day in Pete’s Pizza Palace is the strangest one Oscar Noodleman has ever seen. It looks more like a rocket ship than a game. There’s not a word of English on it anywhere; everything from the control panel to the coin slot is labeled in some strange language that seems to use squiggles instead of letters. And when he and Pete finally figure out how to get it working, they realize it’s the loudest game they’ve ever heard.

But as the screen pops out to wrap around Oscar’s head and he gets deeper into the game, he discovers levels and challenges unlike any he’s ever seen. He begins to wonder if this isn’t just a game, but a real rocket from outer space. And that’s when things start getting downright weird . .
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
“The simple plot and familiar setting are as visual as the game itself. Characters are developed through natural conversation, making a believable science fantasy with appeal for both young and reluctant readers.”
ALA Booklist
“. . . an amusing light fantasy . . . one kids will definitely enjoy.”
Children's Book Review Service
“This is a whimsical, very well-written story about a lonely boy who becomes obsessed with a strange video game at a local pizza parlor. It is skillfully developed, and the black-and-white drawings are clever . . .”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015094695
  • Publisher: Cadwallader & Stern
  • Publication date: 8/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 58
  • Sales rank: 1,055,392
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN MANES is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" won kid-voted awards in five states and is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, "Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!," quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.

Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed "Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet." He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." He co-wrote the bestselling and much-praised biography "Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America." He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications.

Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the seventies classic movie "Mother, Jugs & Speed." A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.
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    Posted November 13, 2012

    Cool

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