Weird Kid


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$16.98  $15.62
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5.7 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Greg van Eekhout is a science fiction and fantasy writer. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where he received a bachelor's degree in English. He earned a master's in educational media and computers at Arizona State and worked for a time designing multimedia. He is the author several stand-alone novels and several novels in the California Bones series. His middle-grade science fiction novel, The Boy at the End of the World, was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award.


"Van Eekhout brings considerable heart and wisdom to this coming-of-age tale. A thought-provoking tale for younger readers about hubris and what it means to be human."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Cog: "A page-turning novel of friendship, family, and standing up for what's right."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
No one mixes gonzo with heartfelt like Greg van Eekhout. Amid wacky aliens, secret organizations, and larger-than-life guitar solos, is one kid just trying to figure out who he is. I was rooting for Jake on every page, and you will be, too!--Jenn Reese, author of A Game of Fox & Squirrels
"Dog-lovers and space enthusiasts will gravitate to Van Eekhout's riveting book."--Booklist
Praise for Voyage of the Dogs: "Fast-moving, funny, and suspenseful. A deep-space furry adventure with heart and humor."--Kirkus Reviews
"A crackling page-turner about courage and wonder, full of warmth and heart and characters who jump off the page. It's my favorite book of the year."--Rae Carson, New York Times bestselling author of the Girl of Fire & Thorns series
"Who's a good boy? Lopside and the canine crew of the starship Laika! This dogs in space romp will make you sit up and beg for more."--Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee
"Dogs in space? Who knew we needed that? But Greg van Eekhout proves we did! Voyage of the Dogs is a delight, and kids are going to love it."--Spencer Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of Woof
"Cog is a gem of a robot, and his robotic observations are comedic gold. Readers will be charmed by this sci-fi tale of free choice, hot dogs, and fun word problems."--Booklist
"A wacky, witty, action-packed alien adventure with a poignant message about being your best self."--John David Anderson, author of Posted
"Greg van Eekhout brings magic, mystery, humor, and weird science to his wonderful WEIRD KID! Devious and fun -and highly recommended!"
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin