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Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Narrator: Peter Capaldi Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9780062914422
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A one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one’s place in the universe.

Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That's important when you have a grandfather who is constantly forgetting. And it's even more important when your grandfather can't care for you anymore and you have to go live with a foster family out in the country.

Prez is still learning to fit in at his new home when he answers the door to meet Sputnik—a kid who is more than a little strange. First, he can hear what Prez is thinking. Second, he looks like a dog to everyone except Prez. Third, he can manipulate the laws of space and time. Sputnik, it turns out is an alien, and he's got a mission that requires Prez's help: the Earth has been marked for destruction, and the only way they can stop it is to come up with ten reasons why the planet should be saved.

Thus begins one of the most fun and eventful summers of Prez's life, as he and Sputnik set out on a journey to compile the most important list Prez has ever made—and discover just what makes our world so remarkable.

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  • “Full of escapades, humor, and spunk, this is a stand-alone gem. For all middle grade shelves.

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Belly laughs are central to the action…A raucous adventure with a heart of gold.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A funny and touching story about a boy who, through a transformative summer, learns to expand his definitions of family and home.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Cosmic, and Framed, aw well as Millions, which was the basis for a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. His books have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the London Guardian’ Children’s Fiction Prize, and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. He is also a screenwriter, having written the scripts for a number of feature films as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

About the Narrator

Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter. He has won two BAFTAs, two British Comedy Awards, an Oscar for directing the live-action short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, and is the Twelfth Doctor of the long-running BBC program Dr. Who. Capaldi lives in London with his wife and daughter.