Two Heads Are Better Than One

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Double Trouble!
Barton and Nancy Jamison are just regular kids. That is until alien clones land in their hometown of Pine Bluff. Now there are two Barts and two Nancys!
BUT (and this is a really big butt) the alien clones, Beta and Gamma, have a totally wacky take on Earth life. Whenever they're around, something always gets messed up.

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Overview

Double Trouble!
Barton and Nancy Jamison are just regular kids. That is until alien clones land in their hometown of Pine Bluff. Now there are two Barts and two Nancys!
BUT (and this is a really big butt) the alien clones, Beta and Gamma, have a totally wacky take on Earth life. Whenever they're around, something always gets messed up.

Seventh grader Barton's life is terribly complicated when alien clones of him and his sister Nancy arrive on Earth and start acting in their place.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Twins Barton and Nancy are cloned so that aliens can learn about life on this planet. The boy's look-alike understands some things about Earth, such as what happens when you eat beans, but gets confused about other things, like taking care of the "living" room (feed, trim, fertilize?). The plot revolves around a baseball game and Barton's reliance on "goo-goo farkzop" to get alien superpowers. He manages to hit a double, even though the stuff was really melted ice cream. The neighborhood bully goes from threatening to reveal the existence of the clones to being afraid of a clone invasion. Alien "zaptopkaka" language is sprinkled throughout, but not pronounceable enough to catch on. The clones' literal mistakes are mildly amusing and the situations Barton is faced with are nearly possible, but rarely laugh-out-loud funny. Nancy has a clone, too, but she is not developed at all. There is an audience who would enjoy this book, but it is a limited bunch.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689823428
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Alien Clones From Outer Space Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,271,640
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

H. B. Homzie's background as a writer and performer of sketch comedy informs her first novel for tweens. Her Aladdin chapter book series Alien Clones from Outer Space has been adapted as an animated TV series in Australia and may be shown in the US in the future. She lives in Napa, California with her family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY

    I laughed out loud. Not a thing I usually do especially since I work in our Nation's capitol. But reading this with my son and daughter (twins--I might add) we had a ball. The situations, humor and visual gags make this a real end-of-summer chuckler. We especially liked when Beta wrapped himself in tin foil as a baseball player. Also, "MUCCA-MUCCA-PINKIE POWER" will be the new catch phrase amongst sixth-graders. Thanks H.B. Homoze for your real funny humor. Make this into a movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2002

    funny

    Kids will love visiting the wacky world of Barton and Nancy Jamison! Two Heads is a funny and clever read -- I'm looking forward to Beta and Gamma's next visit to Pine Bluff in book #2!

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