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Future Eden: A Brief History of Next Time (Future Eden #1)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  6 reviews
In a hilarious and scathing sci-fi adventure, it is the year 2287 and the human race is doomed until Jay and an all-powerful chicken named Ethel set off to save the world. They encounter goldfish-oracles, evil roosters, giant potatoes, blind piano tuners, Merlin, and magic spells in their heroic quest.
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published December 31st 1999)
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I first read this book a long time ago (I was roughly about 11). I saw the book at my local library and liked the cover, so I checked it out and began reading without knowing what it was about. This had to have been my first book that I found genuinely funny, at that age my interests in literature wise was mostly Goosebumps and Horrible History books, so this was pleasant change and surprise for me.

I was hooked on the book from the first day I started to read it, I found the plot very interestin...more
I recently finished this book. It takes place in the future, when Earth's population is dwindling and the main character is the one to save the planet (guided by the alien that created Earth.) It's hard to sum it up just like that, but it's a great combination of imaginative thinking, sci-fi, and young adult.
Mar 29, 2007 Kelly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Someone whom needs a laugh
Loved this book, could not stop reading and had me waiting for the next book. a cult classic that should be made in to a movie, just as good as "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy".
Nathalie Evelyn
I think this is the first book that made me laugh out loud! I absolutely LOVE the way Colin Thompson writes. Big fan of his!
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Read ages ago can remember it was just okayish.
Random, but interesting and funny.
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Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the m...more
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