You Can't Have My Planet: But Take My Brother, Please

You Can't Have My Planet: But Take My Brother, Please

by James Mihaley
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You Can't Have My Planet: But Take My Brother, Please by James Mihaley

Thirteen-year-old Giles is the last person anyone would expect to save the planet. he's not as charming as his little sister, and not as brainy as his goody-goody older brother. But when Giles witnesses an alien realtor showing Earth to possible new tenants, he knows he'd better do something. With the help of an alien "attorney" and the maddest scientist in middle-grade fiction, Giles just might save humans from eviction from Earth. Let's hope so. The alternatives are...not so hospitable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466804999
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 414 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

James Mihaley has milked cows. He drove 1,000 miles in one day for a rock concert. Once, he almost got eaten by a shark. He lives in L.A., where he avoids the paparazzi and feeds the pigeons. You Can't Have My Planet is his first novel.


James Mihaley has milked cows. He drove 1,000 miles in one day for a rock concert. Once, he almost got eaten by a shark. He lives in L.A., where he avoids the paparazzi and feeds the pigeons. You Can't Have My Planet is his first novel.

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You Can't Have My Planet, But Take My Brother, Please 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kiran39 More than 1 year ago
I got a copy of this book for my daughter when it came out, and after glancing through it, decided to read it myself. The plot concerns a young preteen boy that is a bit of an outcast, possibly a 'geek' who has issues with his prodigal sister and bibliophile of an older brother. He has self esteem issues as well. One day, he witnesses an alien realtor trying to sell earth to the highest bidder, as humans have ( as we all know) been bad tenants, with our pollution and disconnection from nature. It is up to him and his motley crew of friends-and alien partners, one of who is a talking parking meter- to prove to galactic courts that humans can make a change. I found it very funny, even for my age, and think that kids ages 9 to 14 will enjoy it even more. A friend of mine bought it for her son and they ended up getting a second copy, they loved it so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Mihaley came to the los angeles public library and showed us his book. He had a girl read the first chapter... 2 sentences! I can't wait to read it!
BthyKa More than 1 year ago
I got the hard copy version after the author came to our school and read some of it, and bought the book afterwards. All of us really liked it.
BillyWB More than 1 year ago
What a read! We read this one in only a few hours. My wife and I loved it, and so did our sons. It's great for middle grade readers who are not ready for all the dark stuff that creeps into YA and that somehow still manages to attract very young kids. It's good for older children and adults as well, as it has a good plot and progresses at a steady rate. Giles is a quirky boy in need of a life changing experience. One moment he is playing in his tree house...the next he is the valet for aliens looking to buy earth. Because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, it is up to him to prove that humans are capable of coming together to clean up earth. Our favorite character had to be Dr. Sprinkles,a blob like mad scientist slash shoe fetishist. She creates gadgets to help Giles on his mission. I also loved the shrunken head key chain that has a few short appearances. I would have liked Stanley to had more of a role, and hope he will be in the sequel!