Other Worlds
Other Worlds

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Series: Guys Read Vol. 4   

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Annotation: An anthology of original science fiction and fantasy stories.
Catalog Number: #72046
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2013
Illustrator: Ruth, Greg,
Pages: ix, 331 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-196379-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-72147-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-196379-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-72147-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2013021863
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
Gr 4&11;8&12; This volume in the popular series does not disappoint. It focuses on science fiction and fantasy, and once again 10 of the best writers in the field contribute short stories. While appealing primarily to boys, girls who are fans of this genre will scoop it up as well. Highlights include Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo," Neal Shusterman's "The Dirt on Our Shoes," and a story from recently deceased Ray Bradbury, "Frost and Fire." All of the selections are worthy, making this anthology a must purchase. Other Worlds will fly off the shelves, validating Scieszka's notion that there are no "reluctant" readers, just picky ones.&12; Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
Word Count: 62,891
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.0 / points: 9.0 / quiz: 161174 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 740L

Other Worlds, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series for tween boys, features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in children’s literature.

Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite writers—Rick Riordan, who has written an all-new and exclusive Percy Jackson tale, Tom Angleberger of Origami Yoda fame, Newbery medalist Rebecca Stead, Shannon Hale, D. J. MacHale, Eric Nylund, Kenneth Oppel, Neal Shusterman, Shaun Tan, and none other than the late Ray Bradbury—spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined.

Compiled by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is sure to boldly take you where no reader has gone before.

Percy Jackson and the singer of Apollo / by Rick Riordan
Bouncing the grinning goat / by Shannon Hale
The scout / by D. J. Machale
Rise of the RoboShoes / by Tom Angleberger
The dirt on our shoes / by Neal Shusterman
Plan B / by Rebecca Stead
A day in the life / by Shaun Tan
The Klack Bros. Museum / by Kenneth Oppel
The warlords of recess / by Eric Nylund
Frost and fire / by Ray Bradbury.

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