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Out of This World

By Chris Wooding   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338289343 Hardcover
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338289350 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this intergalactic middle-grade adventure by Chris Wooding.

If he had it his way, Jack would spend his days drawing aliens and epic space battles. But it seems Jack's daydreams of action and adventure will remain just that: daydreams. Until his 12th birthday, that is. That's when Thomas, the annoying kid from school, stumbles upon a weird machine that sends a beam of light into the sky. Suddenly, Jack's world is turned upside down when intergalactic beings appear on Earth and try to kill him. His only hope for survival is a ragtag team of alien bounty hunters: Boston Sark, Mazzy, Dunk, and Ilara. Through his new companions, Jack learns of the mysterious Gradius Clench, a precocious superspy and the universe's most wanted kid. And he looks just like Jack! Now, the race is on to find this elusive Gradius Clench — through fantastic landscapes, seedy pirate hideaways, and worlds Jack could only imagine — and maybe, just maybe, figure out how Jack fits into all of this...

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Velocity:

* "An action-packed, wild ride with unexpected twists and turns and characters readers care about — call it a dystopia with heart." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "With the dystopian setting, fiercely resourceful heroines, fast cars, and an explosive climax, Wooding's story is perfect for fans of Mad Max: Fury Road, but it carves out its own identity along the way." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Dystopian fans will relish a new, unexplored world." — School Library Journal