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What Came from the Stars

Gary Schmidt

Sixth-grader Tommy Pepper finds a silver and green chain in his lunchbox. He puts it around his neck and gradually special powers emerge – not superpowers exactly, just things like new kinetic powers that help him silence bully Cheryl on the school bus. The chain came from a distant world, home of the Valorim civilization where evil forces are trying to recover it. Told in alternate worlds, Tommy’s chapters have authentic and funny classroom scenes while Valorim chapters are heroic and filled with pseudo-Old English vocabulary. Newbery and Printz Honor winning author Schmidt has created an imaginative and crowd-pleasing fantasy novel. Ages 9-12