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Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent

Emily and Sam


Pen Avey

Dethbert Jones is your average ten-year-old—only he lives on the planet Crank with his pet chicken-snail and his robot best friend Andi Social. When he and Andi join the Space Cadets, a Scouts-like organization, they are totally smooshed at the prospect of going to Space Camp where they’ll learn to pilot a real shuttlecraft and disintegrate weapons of mass destruction. Blamtastic!

To earn his cosmic correspondent badge, Dethbert begins writing to an earthling—and boy, does he have a lot to write about! Between questions about Earth food, culture, and activities, Dethbert recounts his experiences attempting to avoid his horrible little sister, impress his animal-obsessed crush, and fly a space shuttle. Misadventures—from hairy ankles to crash landings—abound, but Dethbert’s curiosity and enthusiasm can’t be crushed, not by anything in this galaxy, anyway!


December 3, 2018

114 Pages | 5.5 × 8.5

Middle Grade (8+)

ISBN 9781988761268



"Avey's novel is wild fun to read" – CM: Canadian Review of Materials

About the Author:

Pen Avey writes and illustrates for children from her home in Norfolk, UK. She is quite a nosy person, but uses the cover story "research" to hide it. When not being unduly curious about the affairs of others, Pen enjoys hanging out with her family and playing with her pet cats, Crumble and Mortimer. Follow Pen on Facebook and Twitter.

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