|Emperor of the universe (Emperor of the universe)|
Author: Lubar, David
When seventh grader Nicholas V. Landrew, his beloved pet gerbil Henrietta, and a package of ground beef are beamed aboard an alien space ship, they soon find themselves on the run in a madcap chase across the universe.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.50
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 504268
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/19)
School Library Journal (00/06/19)
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School Library Journal - 06/01/2019 Gr 4–7–On the day that 12-year-old Nicholas V. Landrew gets a two-week suspension for bringing a toy lightsaber to school, a teleportation portal opens up in his gerbil Henrietta's cage, transporting him, Henrietta, and a newly self-aware package of hamburger meat named Jeef into outer space. This madcap journey, an homage to Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, features all the random probability, unlikely heroes, and intergalactic viral videos that readers could want. Lubar's quick-moving satire skewers consumerism, war, and Internet culture, while still centering Nicholas's experience as he realizes that the universe is much larger than he ever imagined. VERDICT Fans of Dav Pilkey, Jon Scieszka, and Tom Angleberger will race to read this smart and silly space adventure.—Molly Saunders, Homewood Public Library, AL - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.