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2.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Christopher Zimmerman sure looks like a normal ten-year-old (even if he is the shortest member of his class). He collects pebbles and has a dog named Buzz. He also tells his whole fifth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary about traveling into the past to see dinosaurs and trilobites. For Christopher - in spite of his ordinary looks - is actually the youngest child in a famil ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by St. Martin's Press
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Suzanne
Oct 03, 2014 Suzanne rated it really liked it
You want weird in a book? You've got it in this one, in spades. It's right up there with the weirdest book I've ever read. But it's the kind of weird I usually like, because it's rooted in the real world, albeit a real world with a family of people with unbelievable powers, headed by a mother who is pure evil. The book lets it be played out what would happen in various levels of reality and existence if a 10 year old boy with absolute power took over the world---and that's just a small part of t ...more
Matt
Nov 03, 2009 Matt rated it it was ok
This would have been a great young adult science fiction novel, if not for the fact that things take a turn for the weird, when the protagonist, Christopher Zimmerman, a 10 year old alien boy observing the Earth with his family, consult a Panda Ray, another strange alien, in order to escape the boy's crazy mother. Panda Ray sends him to a strange alternate Earth where people turn to mud or move like they are in mud; I didn't really quite get it.

It starts out with the feel of sixties sitcom wher
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OBJECTIVE RATING (my best stab at looking at the book's merits, regardless of whether or not I enjoyed it all that much): 3

PERSONAL RATING (how much the book "worked" for me personally): 3.5
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Michael Kandel (born 1941) is an American translator and author of science fiction.

Kandel was born into Polish Jewish family. He received a doctorate in Slavistics from Indiana University, and is an editor at the Modern Language Association. Kandel is also a part-time editor at Harcourt, editing (among others) Ursula K. Le Guin's work.

Kandel is perhaps best known for his translations of the works
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