We're Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey audiobook

We're Not from Here

By Geoff Rodkey
Read by Dani Martineck

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6.94 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781984832887

Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences. The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

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Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Who knew that giant talking mosquitos and brilliant marshmallow girls on a distant planet could provide such crucial insight into what is happening on our planet right now? Adam Gidwitz, author of Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor's Tale
Whip-smart, wildly inventive, and truly important. Katherine Applegate, author of Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan
An excellent title for discussion. The Bulletin 
Rodkey explores heady concepts such as immigration, tolerance, culture shock, and relative humor in this slapstick-laden allegory Publishers Weekly, starred review
A quirky sci-fi adventure with a surprising layer of political irony. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Author Bio: Geoff Rodkey

Author Bio: Geoff Rodkey

Geoff Rodkey grew up in Freeport, Illinois, and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. While in college, he was an editor of both the Harvard Lampoon and the Let’s Go travel guide series. His early writing credits include the educational video game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, the noneducational MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head, and Comedy Central’s Politically Incorrect. Rodkey is the author of the Chronicles of Egg, a comedic middle-grade adventure series, and the Emmy-nominated screenwriter of such hit films as Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! He currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.94
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English