BEATNIK RUTUBAGAS FROM BEYOND THE STARS
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
Nutria, a high school freshman, is playing hooky from school when a large
flying saucer comes his way. A ramp descends with a baseball glove at the
end with a note on large yellow paper inviting him to come aboard. Walter
figures he has nothing to lose…so he climbs aboard. The 3 aliens, from
the planet Lirg, look identical to his uncle Horton Nutria, except that
they are wearing red pajamas with footies…and a pointed hood.
Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars is a story that gets funnier as you read it. If you want a good laugh, if you like science fiction, if you enjoy Mystery Science Theater 3000…I think you will like this book. (Melissa Bowman, Melissa.Bowman@pisd.edu, Armstrong Middle School, Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)
Outer space -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.