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You Can't Have My Planet

You Can't Have My Planet

But Take My Brother, Please

James Mihaley

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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.

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

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...

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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

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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. You Can't Have My Planet is his first novel.

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