When Kate sits down at the computer, nothing seems out of the ordinary. But suddenly a mysterious message flashes up on the screen. Someone who calls himself BB-9 is trying to get through to her. It doesn't take long for Kate to figure out who BB-9 is - and she's sure that everyone else will be as excited as she is. But what do you do when you're about to make headlines...and no one believes you?
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.84(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.76(d)|
|Lexile:||620L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people. Her first book was published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world.
She has won many awards. Among them are the Newbery Medal in 1971 for her novel The Summer of the Swans, the American Book Award in 1981 for The Night Swimmers, The Edgar (for the best mystery for young people) in 1992 for Wanted..Mud Blossom and the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association for the body of her work. She especially values her many state awards which were voted on by the readers of the state.
Betsy attended public schools in North Carolina and graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, NC with a major in English. She began her writing career five years after her graduation by publishing short magazine articles. As she began to read to her children, her interest in writing for young people began.
Betsy lives with her husband Ed on an air strip in South Carolina. They are both pilots, and the bottom floor of their house is a hangar so they can taxi out and take off, almost from their front yard. The top floor of the house? Betsy's studio!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We think that this is a really great story and you will definitely enjoy it especially if you like fiction stories about UFO¿s and aliens. We wouldn¿t say it is good for anyone under the age of 9 because they may get a crazy idea that they can go on the computer and meet an alien. We would give this book 4 ½ stars because it is a great book, has lots of humor, and is an altogether fantastic book.
This book was absoloutly perfect in every way. Mysterious, and calm at the same time. One day I had a cold and I read it... I loved Betsy Byars ever since then.
This is a great book, like a mystry, in a way! It's suprising when I got to know about that alien! Every one should read it!!
This exciting book will take you to another world!! When Kate was on her computer she gets a messege!! What will it be you may never know who it is until she goes to the Burger place!! Who is it will the person show? Read to find out. The main charecters are Kate, Dad, Mom, BB9, willy.
Kate was drawing a self portrait of herself on the computer then all of a sudden she gets a suspcious message from alien named BB-9. BB-9 is short for his full destinatoin which is to go on the laughing planet A.K.A Earth to see if anyone laughs. While on Earth BB-9 trys to find humor in human's. Know one laughs at his so called jokes. BB-9 is very upset he thouht Kate and Willie could show him a laughing planet........