My Cousin, the Alien

From the Series Alien Agent

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In this first book of the Alien Agent series, we meet Zack, a normal kid with a crazy cousin, Ethan, who thinks he’s an alien. But is Ethan really crazy? And why do the same bald, odd-looking fat guys keep reappearing everywhere the boys go?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76134-632-6
$25.49 $19.99
978-1-46775-875-8
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JUV045000, JUV044000, JUV037000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.125 x 7.5
Lexile 720
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 123298
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2008
  • Westchester Fiction Award, Winner, 2008

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Family ties and Zack’s unusually well-developed sense of responsibility for his troubled cuz form strong thematic elements in this outing, the first of a projected four. Gorman’s frequent black-and-white cartoon scenes of popeyed preteens in various hazardous situations add notes of comical suspense.” —Kirkus Reviews

Library Media Connection

“The reader will quickly become engaged and truly enjoy the twist at the end, hinting at more adventures.” —Library Media Connection

Illustrator: Mike Gorman

Mike Gorman is a seasoned editorial illustrator whose work has been seen in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and other publications. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife, three children, a dog, a cat, two toads, and a gecko.

Author: Pamela F. Service

Born in Berkeley, California, Pamela F. Service grew up loving to hear, read, and tell stories—particularly about weird stuff. Pamela earned a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley followed by an MA in history and archaeology from the University of London. She spent many years living in Bloomington, Indiana, writing, serving on the city council, and being curator of a history museum. She has a grown daughter, Alex, who is also a museum curator. Pamela is now living in Eureka, California, where she writes, works as a museum curator, and acts in community theater.