Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That's a lot of laughs!
Kelvin Klosmo isn't just the new kid at school - he's the new kid in the galaxy! Welcome to Sci-Fi Junior High: an inter-galactic space station with students of all shapes, sizes, smells, and... slime content. As the son of Earth's two most famous geniuses, Kelvin isn't just the smartest kid in the world....he's the smartest kid in the UNIVERSE. At least, that's what everybody at Sci-Fi Junior High thinks.
So, maybe Kelvin lied a little about being a genius to fit in. And maybe a mad scientist is about to take over the universe unless Kelvin can stop him. Maybe everyone is doomed.
Well, at least Kelvin won't have to worry about math homework anymore.
Sci-Fi Junior High is an out-of-this-world story about friendship, accepting our differences, and the fight against evil... bunnies. Yes, evil bunnies - don't ask.
Kelvin Klosmo, the son of two brilliant scientists and the unwitting hero of this fun but disjointed extraterrestrial adventure, has a huge reputation to live up to. As the principal at his new school, Sciriustrati Fibronoculareus Junior High (aka Sci-Fi Junior High), reminds him on his first day: "I can't even imagine what a genius you must be! We're expecting incredible things from you, young man." Kelvin thinks that his biggest problem will be maintaining the guise of being the "smartest kid in the galaxy," until his community is threatened by an evil scientist. Kelvin scrambles to prove himself and save his friends and family, but weak characterizations and a jumbled narrative can make the story hard to follow as it bounces across the galaxy. Punchy black-and-white spot illustrations and comics sequences appear throughout, playing up the slapstick humor of this collaboration from the duo behind the Vordak the Incomprehensible series. For better or worse, sentences like "What? Zot? Play glormball against Dorn?" will indeed leave readers feeling like they've entered an unfamiliar alien landscape. Ages 8 12.