OVERRIDE

You Can't Have My Planet

But Take My Brother, Please

James Mihaley

Feiwel & Friends

Thirteen-year-old Giles is the last person anyone would expect to save the planet. he's not as charming as his little sister, and not as brainy as his goody-goody older brother. But when Giles witnesses an alien realtor showing Earth to possible new tenants, he knows he'd better do something. With the help of an alien "attorney" and the maddest scientist in middle-grade fiction, Giles just might save humans from eviction from Earth. Let's hope so. The alternatives are...not so hospitable.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE
 
 
HI, MY NAME IS GILES.
I’m miserable.
 
 
CHAPTER TWO
 
 
I’M MISERABLE BECAUSE I just made a complete fool out of myself in front of a cute girl. My sister and I were crouching behind a car in the parking lot at Dale’s Diner, playing a make-believe alien game. We were firing lasers at some cyborgs when along comes this cute girl in white shorts whose legs shot up and up like freckled skyscrapers. Her feet lived on the ground floor of those freckled skyscrapers. They were happy living there. I couldn’t
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for You Can't Have My Planet

“…imaginative…”--Publishers Weekly

"...action-packed..."--BCCB

“There is plenty of humor in this debut novel…”--School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James Mihaley

  • James Mihaley has milked cows. He drove 1,000 miles in one day for a rock concert. Once, he almost got eaten by a shark. He lives in L.A., where he avoids the paparazzi and feeds the pigeons. This is his first novel.

  • James Mihaley
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

You Can't Have My Planet

But Take My Brother, Please

James Mihaley

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List
BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Feiwel & Friends

BACK