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Macmillan Tor Children's and Young Adult Spring 2019

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Emperor of the Universe
By (author): David Lubar
9781250189233 Hardcover, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 11 JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Exploration Jul 02, 2019 Print Run: 50000
$18.99 CAD
Active 5.85 x 8.26 x 1.2 in | 400 gr 368 pages b/w illustrations throughout Tor/Forge Starscape

"Fans of Dav Pilkey, Jon Scieszka, and Tom Angleberger will race to read this smart and silly space adventure."School Library Journal

The launch of a hilarious space adventure trilogy for young readers by David Lubar, author of the popular Weenies Tales!

When seventh grader Nicholas V. Landrew, his beloved pet gerbil Henrietta, and a package of ground beef are beamed aboard an alien space ship, they soon find themselves on the run in a madcap chase across the universe.

Now all Nicholas wants to do is get back home before his parents find out and ground him forever, but with the Universal Police hot on his trail, that won’t be easy. Before it’s all over, Henrietta will find herself safely ensconced back in her cage, Nicholas will be crowned Emperor of the Universe, and something even more surprising will happen to the package of ground beef.

"David Lubar’sEmperor of the Universe isThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for middle school!"—Alan Gratz, bestselling author ofRefugee

Ever since DAVID LUBAR was little, he has traveled to alien planets, fantasy realms, and Earthly wonders by means of books. He’s thrilled he can help launch others on this journey through his own novels and short stories. In the past 25 years, he’s written more than fifty books for young readers, includingHidden Talents (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults),My Rotten Life, which is currently under development for a cartoon series, and the Weenies Tales short story collections, which have sold more than 2.7 million copies. He grew up in Morristown, NJ, and currently lives in Nazareth, PA with his awesome wife, and not too far from his amazing daughter and son-in-law. In his spare time, he takes naps on the couch.

"This book is ridiculous! Ridiculous crazy fun ... and deep truth." —Jon Scieszka, bestselling author of the Time Warp Trio series

"What do you get when you combine a 7th grader, a gerbil, a package of ground beef, and an alien space ship on a chase across the universe? David Lubar’s latest masterpiece, of course!" —Dan Gutman, bestselling author of the My Weird School series

"David Lubar’sEmperor of the Universe isThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for middle school!" —Alan Gratz, bestselling author ofRefugee

“A cosmically comic caper, no matter how you slice it.” —Booklist

"A riotous ride."—Publishers Weekly

“A zany adventure with humorous asides that open up the author's peculiar and silly version of the known universe.” —Kirkus

“Nicholas’ adventure into space will delight readers with its combination of twists, turns, and imagination that makes for a truly wild ride. ...a great pick for reluctant readers” —School Library Connection

“[P]lenty to amuse, spook, and entertain. With supernatural events and creatures, the short and super-short stories are fun, fast-paced reading for Weenies fans and new readers.” —Booklist onBeware the Ninja Weenies

“This book will talk itself right off the shelves, and reluctant readers will devour it." —School Library JournalonThe Curse of the Campfire Weenies

"Bullies and others get their due in this hilarious new collection of 35 warped and creepy tales by the master of the ‘weenie' story." —Buffalo News onThe Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies

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