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Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars

9781492605409

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Available: 01/27/16
6.49 x 7.99 · 224 pages
Ages 8-12 years
9781492605409
CDN $18.99 · cl
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Cory Putman Oakes

The second installment in the laugh-out-loud, quirky new middle grade series from Cory Putman Oakes.
Part-Stegosaurus Sawyer and his two best friends are on a rescue mission to Mars when they encounter bullying of galactic proportions: Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system. Can the crew brave an interplanetary soccer match, a Plutonian rights organization called BURPS, and a batch of unusually potent tacos to save the galaxy?
When you're part Stegosaurus life can be a little crazy. (Yes, sleeping with plates is weird. No, dino-human hybrids do not have second brains in their butts.) But Sawyer's life is normal(ish)-until he's yanked aboard a UFO and sent on a mission to Mars.
Sawyer, Elliot and Sylvie travel to Mars to find her missing father, but they find even bigger trouble. Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system. And the fate of both planets will be decided by the upcoming Pluto VS Mars soccer match. Of course.
It's an intergalactic mess, and only Sawyer can save Mars, defend Pluto and protect the galaxy. . .

Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars is the perfect. . .
• dinosaur book for middle school boys
• solar system book for kids 9-12 to learn about our universe in a new and exciting way!
• preteen gift for boys
• funny book for kids 9-12 and reluctant readers
You thought your day at school wasrough. Try being half dinosaur. Dinosaur Boy is a hilarious adventure and as sharp as a stegosaurus's tail, with twists and turns on every page. . . fantastic."-Nathan Bransford, author of Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow
"Funny, fast-paced, and filled with surprising twists, Dinosaur Boy is a charming story about friendship, bullies, dinosaurs,and learning to live with being very, very different. The ending will have boys and girls roaring for more of Sawyer's adventures, andpossibly wishing for their very own dinosaur genes!"-Nikki Loftin, author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy and Nightingale's Nest
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CORY PUTMAN OAKES was born in Switzerland and grew up in California. She graduated from UCLA and Cornell Law. Since then, she's been an associate at a big law firm, taught at Texas State University, and written several books. Cory lives in Austin, Texas, with husband and daughter. Visit Cory's website at corypoakes.com.