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LET ME OFF THIS SPACESHIP! by Gery Greer

LET ME OFF THIS SPACESHIP!

By Gery Greer (Author) , Bob Ruddick (Author) , Blanche L. Sims (Illustrator)

Age Range: 10 & up

Pub Date: April 15th, 1991
ISBN: 0-06-021605-0
Publisher: HarperCollins

 Tod and Billy are captured by aliens, but brattiness saves the day. The boys are hurrying home, late for lunch, when ZAP!-- WHOOSH!--they're beamed aboard an alien spaceship. Captain Zerkfield Thorst is willing to return them to earth, but only after a spaceflight of 30 years. How to escape? Easy: be such pains that the captain can't take it--e.g., teach the 300-pound purple aliens to play touch football. It works, and home they go- -late for lunch, yes, but not 30 years late. This cheerful updating of O. Henry's ``The Ransom of Red Chief,'' with a couple of wise cracking kids who never lose their cool, is spoof, romp, and tall tale, all in one. (Fiction. 10+)