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The Boy from Earth

Twelve-year-old Bobby Baxter’s not the bravest kid on Earth. His list of things that scare him is up to number 689, and includes lightning, crowds, spiders, alien abductions, crocodiles, falling from great heights, falling from small heights and eggs.

So when he learns that he’s the first Earthling ever chosen to attend the Galactic Space Academy, light years away from home, he’s terrified—and that’s before he discovers that someone at the academy wants the boy from Earth gone.


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Darrell Pitt
About the Author

Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in Melbourne.

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26 February 2018
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space adventure, friendship, coming-of-age
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‘Readers will progress from snickers to giggles to, finally, belly laughs and shouts of outrage.’

‘This satirical, quirky sci-fi adventure might appeal to fans of Douglas Adams’ well-loved Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’

‘This novel crackles with wit…the fun doesn’t let up.’

‘Beneath the brilliantly absurd entertaining adventure is a narrative of compassion solidarity and confidence. Wildly entertaining for the adventurous middle grade reader.’

‘…a great new take on the “school-but-different” genre…the universe Pitt has crafted is imaginative and original.’

‘Darrell Pitt has written a fast-paced and funny novel.’

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  • The Boy from Earth
    ISBN: 9781925626438
    26 February 2018
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