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Greetings from Planet Earth

Greetings from Planet Earth

by Barbara Kerley
The unforgettable debut novel from the award-winning author of THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS and WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?

If you had one minute to describe life on Earth, what would you say? It's 1977, and Theo and his class are creating a golden record inspired by the one Voyager 2 will carry into space as a greeting from Earth. But as Theo searches for an original answer to his teacher's question, other questions begin to surface: What happened to his father in Vietnam? And why has his mother been keeping secrets all these years?
 
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.3
Lexile Measure
650L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
256
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Barbara Kerley Barbara Kerley is the author of Walt Whitman: Words for America, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Greetings from Planet Earth

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