New York Times bestselling author - Geoff Rodkey is the accomplished creator of the Tapper Twins (over 65,000 books through Bookscan!). His experience as a successful author, speaker, and promoter also makes him a huge asset to this project.
Topical subject matter - This tongue-in-cheek middle-grade novel delivers a poignant message about the contemporary immigration debate
Story Pirates - Goeff Rodkey is a close collaborator with the Story Pirates, a nationwide organization that takes stories kids develop and has improv comedians act them out. Rodkey’s book series The Chronicles of Egg and his upcoming middle-grade project (part novel and part creative writing manual) are both results of Story Pirates collaborations.
Experienced school speaker - After years of visiting classrooms, working with Story Pirates, and performing author engagements, Rodkey is skilled at talking with children and sharing his passion for reading and writing
“A quirky sci-fi adventure with a surprising layer of political irony.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Rodkey explores heady concepts such as immigration, tolerance, culture shock, and relative humor in this slapstick-laden allegory”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An excellent title for discussion.” –The Bulletin
“Whip-smart, wildly inventive, and truly important.” –Katherine Applegate, author of Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan
”Who knew that giant talking mosquitos and brilliant marshmallow girls on a distant planet could provide such crucial insight into what is happening on our planet right now?" -Adam Gidwitz, author of Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor’s Tale
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