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The Doom Machine

The Doom Machine

by Mark Teague Illustrated by Mark Teague

With surprises around every corner, popular author Mark Teague takes readers on a funny, outrageous adventure when the small, sleepy town of Vern Hollow is invaded by a flying saucer filled with ridiculously inept aliens.

When a spaceship lands in nearby Dutch Woods, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim A-student Isadora Shumway form an unexpected friendship. Jack's uncle, Bud, a witty amateur inventor with unschooled Einstein abilities, has built a spacetravel machine, and a group of hilariously bizarre space aliens are here to steal it. Despite themselves, the Skreeps manage to capture and fly away with Jack, Isadora, and Uncle Bud, and three other ooman bings from Uurth.

Come along on a wild space voyage as our unlikely heroes try to outwit an entertaining cast of aliens who are determined to conquer Planet Earth. Readers young and old will not be able to put this book down!

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
3.4
Lexile Measure
610L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
320
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Mark Teague Mark Teague's highly original stories have been published internationally to great acclaim for nearly two decades. His numerous awards and honors include both the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal, and his titles regularly appear on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.
Mark Teague Mark Teague's highly original stories have been published internationally to great acclaim for nearly two decades. His numerous awards and honors include both the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal, and his titles regularly appear on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

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