Earthborn

By Waugh, Sylvia

Publishers Summary:
Upon suddenly learning that her parents are researchers from another planet and they must leave in seven days or risk discovery, twelve-year-old Nesta decides to stay in their York, England, home whether or not her parents go.

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ISBN
978-0-38572-964-2
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2002

Gr 4-7 When 12-year-old Nesta, who thinks her mother and father come from Boston, finds out that they are really from the planet Ormingat, she is horrified. Even worse, her parents must leave Earth in just a few days, which means that she must go, too, to a planet that she has never seen and into an alien body. If they are not on the spaceship by t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2002

Call it "Variations on a Theme" by Waugh. In this companion to Space Race (rev. 7/00), a child from the planet Ormingat, living on Earth, is faced with a precipitous and unwelcome return home; child and parents agonize through a period of separation; and there's a tension-filled countdown to the hour when a pre-programmed rocket ship will hurtle off into space, with or without its intended passengers. Sound familiar? But Earthborn takes off on its own unique and rewarding course; and Waugh doesn't so much rehash her material as deepen and widen it. Earthborn opens three weeks after father-and-son aliens Patrick and Thomas Derwent re...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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