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The Summer Experiment
by Cathie Pelletier


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Are There Aliens in Allagash?

Roberta is convinced she and her best friend Marilee can win the State Science Fair if only they can find an amazing project to showcase. And they've got the whole summer to work on it. But in order to win they'll need to defeat their chief competitor, "The Four Hs of the Apocalypse" Henry Horton Harris Helmsby

When mysterious lights begin to appear over her hometown, Roberta has a brilliant idea: finding aliens in Allagash and proving they exist would win her first place for sure.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Are There Aliens in Allagash?

Roberta is convinced she and her best friend Marilee can win the State Science Fair if only they can find an amazing project to showcase. And they've got the whole summer to work on it. But in order to win they'll need to defeat their chief competitor, "The Four Hs of the Apocalypse" Henry Horton Harris Helmsby

When mysterious lights begin to appear over her hometown, Roberta has a brilliant idea: finding aliens in Allagash and proving they exist would win her first place for sure. Four Hs could never top that...or could he?

"Richly drawn characters, a poignant family drama and girls who love science make this a winner" -- The Buffalo News

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402285783
  • ISBN-10: 1402285787
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 280
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Adolescence
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Science Fiction

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-02-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

Adult author Pelletier (The One-Way Bridge) delves into children’s books with the story of an 11-year-old seeking aliens—and revenge against her older brother’s teasing. Roberta McKinnon is proud to be a country girl from northern Maine, especially since her town is famous for alien abductions that supposedly took place back in the 1970s. With mysterious lights spotted in Maine skies once again, it seems as though the aliens could be back. Roberta plans to track down the UFOs as a science fair project, with help from best friend, Marilee. Blocking their road to success are perennial science fair winner Henry and Roberta’s older brother, Johnny, who keeps scaring her with fake alien sightings, prompting her to respond with some “lukewarm mean” tricks of her own. The details of Roberta’s rural life, including the four-wheelers she and her friends drive around and the independence that’s expected of Maine kids, are well drawn and authentic. Roberta’s self-confidence and determination are her calling card, and her quest to stand out entertains up through the wild twists of the final chapters. Ages 9–up. Agent: Jennifer De Chiara, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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