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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 64
Themes: robots, scavenger hunts, bullies
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2004
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Googol and Googolplex are on a mission to learn about Earth by collecting a number of items including a blackbirdĂ­s song, snowballs and a chocolate bar. Pippa and Troy are happy to help, especially when they get to ride to the North Pole in a spaceship. But when they return, Martin, the bully next-door, sees something that he shouldn't.

Canadian Literature - October 1, 2005
"A light-hearted science fiction story that also provides some valuable lessons about intercultural friendship."
The Bookmark - September 1, 2004
"A very entertaining book that would appeal to students."
Hi Rise - June 1, 2004
"Marvellous fun!" "Be sure to get this book!"
CM Magazine - April 8, 2004
"This is amusing, lighthearted science fiction, hard to find for young readers...The fast-paced plot is child-centered with ample dialogue for reader involvement with the characters."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2005 | Commended

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