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The Doom Machine (Hardcover)

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October 2009 Indie Next List

“The Doom Machine is an incredible story of alien invasion and intergalactic adventure. The fate of Earth lies in the hands of a juvenile delinquent boy and his inventor uncle and a brilliant girl and her scientist mother. Mark Teague is a master!”
— Cinda Meister, Booksmart, Morgan Hill, CA


When a spaceship lands in Vern Hollow, Jack's hometown, he and his no-account inventor-uncle Bud are busy trying to fix a car driven by Dr. Shumway and her daughter, Isadora. Although Uncle Bud secretly knows the aliens are after one of his inventions, everyone is surprised when the space aliens capture seven of Vern Hollow's residents and take them into outer space on a wild adventure. . . . (more)

After a series of twists and turns, all of them are taken to Skreepia, the aliens' planet, where they have to defeat the Skreep queen before she can use Uncle Bud's invention to take over planet Earth. Filled with wonderful detail, humor, inventive dialog, and irresistible black-and-white spot art, THE DOOM MACHINE is a tour de force by one of America's most beloved storytellers.

Readers will be caught up in the page-turning action, while at the same time they will love Mark's beautifully drawn evil space aliens--and an unlikely friendship between Jack and Isadora, who seem to have nothing in common at the beginning of the tale. As with the best science fiction, this novel speeds along without a hitch, and carries readers off into a brand-new world. A fantastic and accessible read for middle graders.

About the Author

Teague is the popular author and illustrator of Pigsty, which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. He also has been named spokesperson for Crayola's national art contest. He lives in NY with his wife, Laura and daughter, Lily.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545151429
ISBN-10: 0545151422
Publisher: Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Publication Date: October 2009
Pages: 376
Language: English