Lunchbox and the Aliens

Froonga

Bryan W. Fields; Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry

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Lunchbox felt odd. He wondered how he had known how to open the place where all the yummy stuff was kept. He wondered why he seemed to know so much about these strange animals he was with. He wondered how he knew he was wondering.

Lunchbox is your average basset hound: round, floppy, and not too bright . . . until he’s abducted by aliens. Then he suddenly becomes a lean, mean, garbage-machine-making, uh, machine. Frazz and Grunfloz, the hapless aliens who abducted Lunchbox, have set him the task of converting Earth’s trash into froonga, a food adored by aliens and dogs alike. Will Lunchbox and his boy, Nate, solve the world’s garbage crisis and form the first interplanetary alliance? Or will the fate of the whole solar system come to rest on whether Lunchbox can ever learn to catch a Frisbee?

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Lunchbox rolled happily in the grass, squirming from side to side like a sausage heating unevenly. He paused occasionally, allowing the June sun to warm one side or the other, and letting his long ears flop over his face or spread out flat on the ground. Then he resumed, grunting and snorting in pure canine contentment, oblivious to the mailman, oblivious to fleas, oblivious to the alien eyes that observed him from two hundred miles up.
     Aboard the Scwozzwort exploration vessel Urplung Greebly, Frazz attempted to give an order.

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“The fast-moving plot and satisfying conclusion make this a good choice for reluctant readers, science-fiction fans, or any child who enjoys a good book about a boy and his dog.”—School Library Journal

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Bryan W. Fields; Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry

Bryan W. Fields grew up with basset hounds and saw a UFO when he was ten.  He lives in Denton, Texas with his extremely patient wife and five genius children. The adventures of Lunchbox the dog continue in his next book, Froonga Planet, available in Fall 2008 from Henry Holt.  Kevan Atteberry has been illustrating since he was knee-high to a crayon. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Lunchbox and the Aliens
Bryan W. Fields; Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry

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Square Fish
April 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312561154
ISBN10: 0312561156
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 208 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 800LL
F&P Level A-Z: S
AR Quiz Number: 110420
AR Points: 5

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