Illustrated by :Lavanya Naidu
Audience:Children: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Dimensions:8.56in x 5.75 x 1.02 in | 0.9 lb
Page Count:304 pages
STAR YA AUTHOR TAKING ON MG: Julie Buxbaum is a YA darling and New York Times best-selling author of TELL ME THREE THINGS and the forthcoming YEAR ON FIRE (Spring 2022). Her first foray into MG is an utter delight!
HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED: With art on every page! Illustrated by rising star artist Lavanya Naidu, who illustrated the cover of Rick Riordan’s newest novel, DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP.
LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY: Julie Buxbaum’s middle grade voice is pitch perfect and absolutely hilarious!
PERFECT FOR RELUCTANT READERS: Short chapters, fast-paced writing, and highly illustrated interiors make this an ideal book for reluctant readers.
OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIEN MYSTERY: A little bit Men in Black, a little bit Nancy Drew, this sci-fi mystery genre mash-upabout a newcomer who must solve the case of missing aliens is full of high concept hijinks.
HILARIOUS ANIMAL SIDEKICKS: Sky’s pet hedgehog Spike and fluffy pup Pickles are funny and adorable. Kids won’t be able to get enough of this hilariously cute pair!
“A chapter book and graphic novel hybrid, it’s bursting with fantastical extraterrestrial life-forms.”—The New York Times
“Epically fun! Overflowing with aliens, adventure, mystery, and adorable animal sidekicks!”—Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
“The Area 51 Files has everything you could possibly want from a middle grade novel: inventive characters, witty banter, hilarious jokes, charming illustrations, amusing extraterrestrials, action, adventure, mystery—and a snarky hedgehog. It’s funny, gripping, touching and all-around wonderful.“—Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series
“Filled with equal parts mystery and belly-laughs, The Area 51 Files delivers an alien invasion of out-of-this-world fun.”—Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart
”Kids are going to love this unputdownable, extra-fun, extra-hilarious, extra-mysterious, extraterrestrial adventure.“—Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series and the Upside-Down Magic series
”Buxbaum’s middle-grade debut is a rip-roaring series opener complete with over-the-top characters and jokes galore. Naidu’s black-and-white cartoon illustrations extend the comedy with ongoing commentary that smartly interacts with the prose…Contagiously goofy and fun.“—Kirkus Reviews
”Good-natured humor lands alongside imaginatively rendered extraterrestrials (including a living cubist representation), while quick pacing keeps things light. B&w illustrations by Naidu both illuminate and expand upon this tongue-in-cheek mystery adventure."—Publishers Weekly