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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Summary

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One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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

Whip-smart, wildly inventive, and truly important. Katherine Applegate, New York Times bestselling author
“Narrator Dani Martineck hilariously voices a multitude of extraterrestrial characters in this Odyssey Honor-winning sci-fi romp…Martineck imbues Lan with a winning optimism…[and] through screeches, moans, and chitters, as well as various distinct ‘voice signatures,’ Martineck gives listeners a vivid sense of what it might feel like to be a stranger in an alien land. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
A quirky sci-fi adventure with a surprising layer of political irony. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Rodkey explores heady concepts such as immigration, tolerance, culture shock, and relative humor in this slapstick-laden allegory Publishers Weekly, starred review
An excellent title for discussion. Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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

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Author

Author Bio: Geoff Rodkey

Author Bio: Geoff Rodkey

Geoff Rodkey is the author of the bestselling Tapper Twins comedy series; the Chronicles of Egg adventure trilogy; and The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age, a comic novel bundled with a how-to guide for kids who want to create stories of their own. He is also the Emmy-nominated screenwriter of such films as Daddy Day Care and RV. Learn more at geoffrodkey.com, and follow Geoff on Twitter at @GeoffRodkey.

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