The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre

The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre

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For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the sequel to Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao's Herbert's Wormhole, the breakout novel-in-cartoons that J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful--fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious."

Herbert, Alex, and Sammi are heroes in the year 2109, having successfully saved the planet from an alien invasion (or so everyone thinks). Everything is going just swimmingly until, inevitably, real aliens appear--the evil, destruction-obsessed Klapthorians. The crew is going to come clean, but then they meet a crazy old man--who turns out to be Alex, age 109--with a plan for saving the world all over again. Can they do it and still make it back home by curfew?

The sequel to Herbert's Wormhole is chock-full of the same humor, imagination, and irresistible artwork as the first title. There are hijinks aplenty, not to mention skateboard stunts, time travel, and a whole lot of fake moustache shenanigans. Fans, old and new alike, will not be disappointed.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 313 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 220g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062012193
  • 9780062012197
  • 1,515,998

Review quote

The plot is humorous and the characters are fairly well developed. The black-and-white drawings are amusing and add to the story. Fans of the first book and readers who enjoy science fiction, adventure, aliens, and humor will like this one. --School Library Journal"
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Back cover copy

In the interest of brevity, the publishers of this book have asked its stars--Sammi, Alex, and Herbert--to sum up their latest adventures in one word.

That's easy. Friendship.

Ummmm . . . awesomeness? Because what happens is we go to the future, where we're awesome superhero AlienSlayers who protect all of Merwinsville, and this total jerk-face GOR-DON gets these really mean and dangerous klapthorians to attack Earth! Then two of us (I won't say who) act like jerk-faces, so one of us (I won't say who) has to go solo and save the world all by himself. So . . . it's totally awesome.
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Rating details

44 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (15)
3 27% (12)
2 5% (2)
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